Shaw Selected as Part of the Calibre Team to Support the U.S. Army Sustainable Range Program

BATON ROUGE, La.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 10, 2004--The Shaw Group Inc. (NYSE: SGR) announced today that its subsidiary, Shaw Environmental, Inc., was selected as part of the CALIBRE winning team for an indefinite quantity/indefinite delivery contract for Sustainable Range Program (SRP) support from the Department of the Army. This is a multiple award contract with a potential value of more than $220 million over a five-year period of performance, including options.

The SRP Support contract provides integrated management of Army ranges and land assets. Under this contract, a team headed by CALIBRE will provide military installations, major commands, Installation Management Agency (IMA) and IMA regions, the Army Training Support Center, Army Environmental Center, and Headquarters Department of the Army (HQDA) with program support for sustainable range program implementation and operations in the United States and its territories.

Tasks orders under the contract could include a wide range of munitions related operations, including site investigations or inspections, remedial investigations, remedial or removal actions, range clearance, disablement of conventional warfare explosive devises, and training support, as necessary, to permit the use of Army lands for their intended purposes.

"We continue to gain ground in the munitions related services market both domestically and internationally," commented Diana Severs Ferguson, President of Shaw Environmental and Infrastructure. "The CALIBRE team is comprised of the industry's best of breed companies and we look forward to providing unsurpassed service to the Department of the Army."

The Shaw Group Inc. is a leading provider of consulting, engineering, construction, remediation, and facilities management services to government and private sector clients in the environmental, infrastructure, and emergency response markets. Shaw is also a vertically integrated provider of comprehensive engineering, consulting, procurement, pipe fabrication, construction, and maintenance services to the power and process industries worldwide. The Company 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

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