Washington Group wins $18 million contract to improve water delivery system in Nevada

Washington Group International today announced that it has received an approximately $18 million contract to construct improvements to a water-delivery system in Southern Nevada.

BOISE, Idaho, March 28, 2001 — Washington Group International today announced that it has received an approximately $18 million contract to construct improvements to a water-delivery system in Southern Nevada.

The contract was awarded by the Southern Nevada Water Authority to Washington Group's Infrastructure & Mining unit and involves improvement of the system over eight miles between Henderson and Boulder City, Nevada.

"Southern Nevada is one of the fastest growing areas of the country and this contract is part of our strategy to be a major player in the construction of infrastructure facilities needed to support this growth," said Roger J. Ludlam, president and chief executive officer of Washington Infrastructure & Mining.

The project includes installation of 42,000 feet of 30-inch-diameter, mortar-lined and coated-steel water pipeline, a 15-million-gallon-per-day pumping station, and a buried five-million-gallon-capacity concrete reservoir.

Work on the project will start in early April and completion is scheduled for August 1, 2002.

Washington Group International, Inc., is a leading international engineering and construction firm with approximately $5.0 billion in annual revenue and a backlog of $6.6 billion. With more than 39,000 employees at work in 43 states and more than 35 countries, the company offers a full life-cycle of services as a preferred provider of premier science, engineering, construction, program management, and development in 14 major markets.

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