Shaw Completes First Leachate Evaporation System in China

BATON ROUGE, La., Mar 23, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) — The Shaw Group Inc. (NYSE:SGR) today announced that Shaw EMCON/OWT’s product subsidiary, LFG Specialties, LLC, has successfully completed the first landfill leachate evaporator system (E-Vap) for the Er Qing Environmental Engineering Group Co. at its Anding Landfill, near Beijing, China. The E-Vap will greatly reduce the cost of leachate management and will allow China to obtain emission reduction credits under a program designed as part of the Kyoto Protocol to assist developing countries in achieving sustainable development.

J. M. Bernhard, Jr., Shaw’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said, “We are pleased to celebrate the successful completion of this project and look forward to assisting China with their landfill and landfill gas issues. We’ve proven our ability to execute projects in this market, and look forward to additional opportunities to demonstrate our expertise and technical strength.”

Shaw’s patented E-Vap system beneficially uses renewable landfill gas energy to evaporate leachate. The innovative E-Vap provides integrated, long-term control of these landfill by-products in one reliable process. Leachate is considered a major issue in China and landfill operators have in the past had to invest in costly reverse osmosis systems to handle landfill leachate.

The Anding Landfill E-Vap was approved as China’s first Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) project. The CDM is one of two project-based flexible mechanisms of the Kyoto Protocol, designed to make it easier and cheaper for industrialized countries to meet the greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction targets agreed to under the Protocol. The E-Vap will help the landfill reduce its emissions by up to 800,000 tons of carbon dioxide equivalent over 10 years.

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 with over $3 billion in revenues, Shaw is headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and employs approximately 18,000 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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The Shaw Group Inc., Baton Rouge
Chris D. Sammons

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