Shaw Awarded Spent Fuel Storage System Engineering Services Contract by FirstEnergy Corp.

BATON ROUGE, La.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 25, 2007--The Shaw Group Inc. (NYSE: SGR) announced today that its Nuclear Division of the Shaw Power Group has been awarded an engineering services contract by FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), to expand the used nuclear fuel storage capacity at its Perry Nuclear Power Plant in northeast Ohio. The value of Shaw's contract, which will be included in the company's first quarter fiscal year 2008 backlog, was undisclosed.

Shaw will provide engineering and design services for the fuel transfer system, pool-to-pad haul path design, canister pad design and security system design. Construction of the new spent fuel storage system is scheduled for spring of 2008, and completion is planned for 2010.

"We are pleased to add this important project to our nuclear services portfolio. The contract for the Perry Plant fuel storage expansion reflects our continuous support of and commitment to the nuclear services market," said J.M. Bernhard Jr., chairman, president and chief executive officer of Shaw. "Shaw's Nuclear Division and Maintenance Group provide services to more than 40 percent of the nation's nuclear energy plants. Our success in this market has been built on our commitment to safety, our standardized work practices and our prompt ability to successfully engineer and complete work assignments. We look forward to continuing to identify creative, effective solutions that benefit our clients and the nuclear industry."

FirstEnergy Corp. is a diversified energy company headquartered in Akron, Ohio. Its subsidiaries and affiliates are involved in the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity, as well as energy management and other energy-related services. Its seven electric utility operating companies comprise the nation's fifth largest investor-owned electric system based on serving 4.5 million customers in Ohio, Pennsylvania and New Jersey; and its generation subsidiaries control more than 14,000 megawatts of capacity.

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 energy, chemical, environmental, infrastructure and emergency response markets. Headquartered in Baton Rouge, La., with nearly $5 billion in annual revenues, Shaw employs approximately 23,000 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 Shaw's Web site at

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