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Press release from CNW Group

ShawCor announces contract to provide pipe coating services for the Laggan-Tormore project

Friday, May 14, 2010

ShawCor announces contract to provide pipe coating services for the Laggan-Tormore project16:33 EDT Friday, May 14, 2010SHAWCOR LTD. (TSX: SCL.A, SCL.B)TORONTO, May 14 /CNW/ - ShawCor Ltd. (TSX: SCL.A, SCL.B) today announced its pipe coating division, Bredero Shaw, has received a contract with a value in excess of US$90 million from Corus UK Limited to provide pipeline coatings for the Total E&P UK Ltd. Laggan-Tormore project. Laggan-Tormore is an offshore gas field which lies 125 km north-west of the Shetland Islands in water depths of up to 600 meters. The work will be executed at the Bredero Shaw pipe coating facility in Leith, Scotland.This contract involves coating approximately 298 km of 18" and 241 km of 30" pipe that will be protected with 3-layer polypropylene anticorrosion coating, internal flow efficiency coating and concrete weight coating. Coating will commence during the fourth quarter of 2010.ShawCor Ltd is an energy services company specializing in products and services for the pipeline and pipe services and the petrochemical and industrial segments of the oil and gas industry. The company operates through seven divisions with over seventy manufacturing and service facilities located around the world.Bredero Shaw, ShawCor's largest division, is the global leader in pipe coating solutions and employs approximately 4,000 permanent and contract personnel located at offices and facilities in fifteen countries. The division provides specialized coating systems and related services for corrosion protection, insulation and weight coating applications on land and marine pipelines including highly engineered corrosion and insulation systems for deepwater applications.This news release contains forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable securities laws. Words such as "may", "will", "should", "anticipate", "plan", "expect", "believe", "predict", "estimate" or similar terminology are used to identify forward-looking information. This forward looking information is based on assumptions, estimates, and analysis made in the light of the company's experience and its perception of trends, current conditions and expected developments, as well as other factors that are believed by the company to be reasonable and relevant in the circumstances. Forward looking information involves known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from those predicted, expressed, or implied by the forward-looking information. The risks and uncertainties include, among other things, changes in global economic activity and changes in energy supply and demand which impact on the level of drilling activity and pipeline construction; political, economic and other risks arising from international operations; compliance with environmental, trade and other laws; liability claims; fluctuations in foreign exchange rates and fluctuations in raw material prices, as well as other risks and uncertainties that are more fully described in the company's Annual Information Form, annual and quarterly reports and other reports and filings made with securities regulatory authorities and available at www.sedar.com.For further information: ShawCor Ltd., Gary Love, Vice President, Finance and CFO, Tel: (416) 744-5818, Email: glove@shawcor.com, Website: www.shawcor.com