BATON ROUGE, La.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 25, 2004--The Shaw Group
Inc. (NYSE:SGR) has been awarded a contract to provide mechanical
maintenance and turnaround services at Syngenta's St. Gabriel,
Louisiana plant site, which specializes in the production of
herbicides and pesticides used in the agriculture industry. Shaw will
initially supply approximately 180 direct maintenance personnel
providing a full range of maintenance services including capital
maintenance and improvements, construction services, management and
execution of turnarounds and outages, planning and scheduling, and
specialty services including insulation, painting and scaffolding.
Fred McManus, Vice President of Shaw's Maintenance Division said,
"We are extremely proud of the confidence Syngenta has shown in us by
awarding this contract. We believe that our customer focus, safety
performance, responsiveness, reliability and capacity centered
maintenance programs are what attracted Syngenta to Shaw. We look
forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship."
Ed Mayer, Syngenta's Director of Engineering, said, "Syngenta
expects that Shaw will provide the leadership necessary to achieve
significant improvements in safety and productivity in the maintenance
and construction activities at our St. Gabriel Plant."
Ron McCall, President of Shaw's Maintenance Division, added, "We
are working hard to establish Shaw Maintenance as the industry's
preferred provider of customer focused, capacity enhancement
solutions. The Syngenta award is an exciting opportunity and further
illustrates our aggressive growth in this industry. We look forward to
working with Syngenta and to expanding Shaw's relationship with their
organization going forward."
Shaw Maintenance is one of the fastest growing contract
maintenance providers in the United States, serving the petrochemical,
refining, fossil power, and nuclear power industries. Shaw Maintenance
provides maintenance, turnaround/outage, specialty services, capital
project, reliability, and engineering services for nearly 50 major
customers at 135 sites around the world.
Syngenta is a world-leading agribusiness company committed to
sustainable agriculture through innovative research and technology.
The company is a leader in crop protection and ranks third in the
high-value commercial seeds market. Sales in 2003 were approximately
$6.6 billion. Syngenta employs more than 19,000 people in over 90
countries. Syngenta is listed on the Swiss stock exchange (SYNN) and
the New York Stock Exchange (SYT). Further information is available at
The Shaw Group Inc. is a leading global provider of technology,
engineering, procurement, construction, maintenance, fabrication,
manufacturing, consulting, remediation, and facilities management
services for government and private sector clients in the power,
process, environmental, infrastructure and emergency response markets.
A Fortune 500 company, The Shaw Group is headquartered in Baton Rouge,
Louisiana, and employs approximately 17,000 people at its offices and
operations in North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East
and the Asia-Pacific region. For further information, please visit the
Company's website at www.shawgrp.com.
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CONTACT: The Shaw Group Inc., Baton Rouge
Chris D. Sammons, 225-932-2546
SOURCE: The Shaw Group Inc.