Layne Inliner Awarded IDIQ Contract Valued At Up To $70 Million
MISSION WOODS, Kan., May 25, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Layne Christensen Company (LAYN) ("Layne" or the "Company") announced today that the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (the "WSSC") has awarded Layne Inliner an Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity ("IDIQ") contract for sanitary sewer repairs, replacement and renewals in environmentally sensitive areas. The contract has a value to Layne Inliner of up to $70 million, with a WSSC option for an additional $10 million in work.
This is the third IDIQ contract that WSSC has awarded to Layne's Inliner division since 2011, and raises the combined contract value with WSSC to up to $120 million, excluding WSSC options for additional work. Work is in the early stages on the first two WSSC contracts. Each of the three IDIQ contracts has a five-year base term with optional two-year renewals.
WSSC is one of the largest water and wastewater utilities in the country serving almost 2 million residents. Its principal service area is Prince George's and Montgomery counties in Maryland.
Layne CEO, Rene Robichaud, stated, "Layne is proud of our Inliner team. The pipeline rehabilitation business is crucial for modernizing our country's extensively decayed infrastructure. Layne Inliner consistently exceeds our clients' expectations, and has been rewarded with high customer loyalty leading to profitable growth. Our people deliver these impressive results while focusing on continuous improvement in safety and sustainable business practices."
Since 1986, Inliner® cured in place pipe has been used all over the world to protect, seal and renew over 15 million feet of sanitary, storm and industrial process piping. This proprietary, trenchless technology rehabilitates aging sanitary sewer, storm water and process water infrastructure, while minimizing environmental impact and reducing or eliminating surface and social disruption.
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CONTACT: Layne Christensen Company Jerry W. Fanska Sr. Vice President Finance 913-677-6858 www.layne.com The Equity Group Inc. Devin Sullivan Sr. Vice President 212-836-9608Source: Layne Christensen Company 2012 GlobeNewswire, Inc.