Oil and power industry engineering and construction company Willbros Group has won contracts valued at a combined $200 million to supply its services to projects in West Africa and the US.

Willbros West Africa Inc, the company’s construction unit with operations based in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, has been awarded an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract to design, fabricate, install and provide other additional services necessary to furnish a new pipeline system for Chevron Nigeria Limited in the Escravos producing area of Nigeria. Completion is scheduled for the first quarter of 2007.

Another company division, Willbros Mt West has won three contracts, which include an EPC contract from Cheyenne Plains Gas Pipeline Co for its Sand Dune amine gas processing plant located in Kiowa County, Kansas. The plant will be designed to process 110 million standard cubic feet per day (mmscfd) of natural gas to be carried on the Cheyenne Plains Gas Pipeline and is scheduled for completion in the fourth quarter of 2005.

In addition, Willbros Mt West has also been awarded a contract by Kinder Morgan for works associated with its East Line expansion project. The contract for construction services encompasses the installation of nine tanks, 50,000 barrels of oil to 80,000 barrels of oil each, and ancillary equipment for a grassroots breakout tank farm near El Paso, Texas; and other related work. The project is scheduled for completion in 2006.

In the third contract, Willbros Mt West will provide its services to Encana Gas Gathering to upgrade its Middle Fork Compressor Station. This project is scheduled to be completed in late 2005.

A further company sector, Willbros RPI of Houston, Texas, has been awarded a contract by Enterprise Products for the construction of 22 miles of liquids pipeline from the BP refinery in Texas City, Texas to an interconnection near Friendswood, Texas with an existing Enterprise pipeline. The project will commence in May and completion is scheduled for August 2005.

With the added business, the company expects to now report a third consecutive new record backlog of over $750 million at the end of the first quarter 2005.