Shaw to Implement Air Quality Control Program for FirstEnergy Corp.

  Shaw to Implement Air Quality Control Program for FirstEnergy Corp.

Business Wire

BATON ROUGE, La. -- October 02, 2012

The Shaw Group Inc. (NYSE: SHAW) today announced it has been awarded a
contract by FirstEnergy Corp. for an air quality control program for 22
coal-fired units at eight sites in Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. The
units represent more than 11,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity.

Shaw will provide engineering, procurement and construction management for
modern air quality control technologies to help reduce emissions including
sulfur dioxide, mercury, particulate and hydrogen chloride.

“With proven technical expertise and project execution capabilities, Shaw is
able to help clients meet regulatory requirements, as well as provide safe,
reliable electricity in an environmentally responsible way,” said Eli Smith,
president of Shaw’s Power Group. “Shaw expects to play an integral role in
helping power generators develop and implement compliance strategies that will
meet federal and local air regulations.”

Shaw is a leading provider of air quality control systems, including wet and
dry flue gas desulfurization, dry sorbent injection, nitrogen oxides and
mercury removal, and particulate emissions control systems. Shaw has performed
emissions retrofits on more than 40,000 MW of generation within the past 10

The undisclosed value of the contract will be booked in phases as work is
released, with the development phase included in Shaw’s Power segment’s
backlog of unfilled orders in the first quarter of fiscal year 2013.

The Shaw Group Inc. (NYSE: SHAW) is a leading global provider of engineering,
construction, technology, fabrication, remediation and support services for
clients in the energy, chemicals, environmental, infrastructure and emergency
response industries. A Fortune 500 company with fiscal year 2011 annual
revenues of $5.9 billion, Shaw has approximately 25,000 employees around the
world and is a power sector industry leader according to Engineering
News-Record’s list of Top 500 Design Firms. For more information, please visit
Shaw’s website at

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Media and Financial Contact:
The Shaw Group Inc.
Gentry Brann, 225-987-7372
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