Willbros Awarded Two Transmission Construction Projects in Texas

       Willbros Awarded Two Transmission Construction Projects in Texas

PR Newswire

HOUSTON, Jan. 8, 2013

HOUSTON, Jan. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Willbros Group, Inc. (NYSE: WG)
announced today that two units of its Utility T&D segment have been awarded
transmission construction projects in Texas.

Willbros T&D was awarded a contract by New Braunfels Utilities to remove 3.1
miles of existing line and install approximately 3.8 miles of new line. The
project is scheduled to begin in February and will be completed by the end of

Additionally, Xcel Energy Services Inc., on behalf of its operating company,
Southwestern Public Service Company, awarded Chapman Construction, a division
of Willbros, the first 104 miles of a 200 mile single circuit 345-kilovolt
transmission line project in the Texas Panhandle. Construction on the project
is scheduled to commence towards the end of the second quarter with wire
installation in the last half of 2013.

Randy Harl, President and Chief Executive Officer, remarked, "We are very
pleased to have the opportunity to work with New Braunfels Utilities and Xcel
Energy to support their reliability and expansion efforts. These awards
demonstrate progress towards our strategy to expand our transmission
capabilities and presence in Texas and the surrounding states. We are seeing
increased opportunities for both high and low voltage transmission
construction and these project awards position us to obtain additional work in
this region."

Willbros Group, Inc. is an independent contractor serving the oil, gas, power,
refining and petrochemical industries, providing engineering, construction,
turnaround, maintenance, life-cycle extension services and facilities
development and operations services to industry and government entities
worldwide. For more information on Willbros, please visit our web site at

This announcement contains forward-looking statements. All statements, other
than statements of historical facts, which address activities, events or
developments the Company expects or anticipates will or may occur in the
future, are forward-looking statements. A number of risks and uncertainties
could cause actual results to differ materially from these statements,
including the potential for additional investigations and lawsuits;
disruptions to the global credit markets; the untimely filing of financial
statements; the global economic downturn; fines and penalties by government
agencies; new legislation or regulations detrimental to the economic operation
of refining capacity in the United States; the identification of one or more
other issues that require restatement of one or more prior period financial
statements; contract and billing disputes; the integration and operation of
InfrastruX; the consequences the Company may encounter if it is unable to make
payments required of it pursuant to its settlement agreement of the West
African Gas Pipeline Company Limited lawsuit; the existence of material
weaknesses in internal control over financial reporting; availability of
quality management; availability and terms of capital; changes in, or the
failure to comply with, government regulations; ability to remain in
compliance with, or obtain waivers under, the Company's loan agreements and
indentures; the promulgation, application, and interpretation of environmental
laws and regulations; future E&P capital expenditures; oil, gas, gas liquids,
and power prices and demand; the amount and location of planned pipelines;
poor refinery crack spreads; delay of planned refinery outages and upgrades;
the effective tax rate of the different countries where the Company performs
work; development trends of the oil, gas, power, refining and petrochemical
industries; and changes in the political and economic environment of the
countries in which the Company has operations; as well as other risk factors
described from time to time in the Company's documents and reports filed with
the SEC. The Company assumes no obligation to update publicly such
forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future
events or otherwise, except as may be required by law.

Michael W. Collier                Connie Dever
Vice President Investor Relations Director Investor Relations
Sales & Marketing                 Willbros
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SOURCE Willbros Group, Inc.

Website: http://www.willbros.com
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