HANOI, Vietnam, Dec. 28, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cavico Corp. (Nasdaq:CAVO) ("Cavico" or the "Company"), a major infrastructure construction, infrastructure investment, and natural resources conglomerate based in Vietnam, today announced that its subsidiary, Cavico Bridge and Tunnel, has signed a construction contract with Electricity of Vietnam ("EVN"), a state-owned electricity company, for the Song Bung 2 Hydropower project.
The contract is valued at $6 million and includes cost escalation clauses that may increase the revenues associated with the project. Under the terms of the contract, Cavico will be responsible for the construction of three tunnels, a surge tank, and a power house. Cavico expects to complete construction by 2014.
The Song Bung 2 Hydropower project, which is included in Vietnam's national power development plan approved by the prime minister's office, is located on the Vu Gia-Thu Bon River in Lae village, Quang Nam Province. With a total planned capital investment of $183 million, the Song Bung 2 hydropower plant will have a 100-megawatt capacity, providing 426 million kilowatt-hours of energy annually upon completion."Cavico is delighted to be awarded this construction contract for the Song Bung 2 Hydropower project," commented Mr. Hai Thanh Tran, vice president of Cavico. "Our team and equipment are ready to be deployed to the site, and we anticipate a smooth transition into the construction process, which we expect to complete within the agreed time frame." The Company also wishes to correct a statement made in its press release issued Monday, December 27, 2010. The corrected statement should read as follows: "The headrace tunnel is 7 miles long and 16 feet wide and is considered the longest and most sophisticated tunnel to be constructed in Vietnam." About Cavico Corp. Cavico Corp. is focused on large infrastructure projects, which include the construction of hydropower facilities, dams, bridges, tunnels, roads, mines and urban buildings. Cavico is also making investments in hydropower facilities, cement production plants, mineral exploration and urban developments in Vietnam. The company employs more than 3,000 employees on projects worldwide, with offices throughout Vietnam and a satellite office in Australia. The Company now has three subsidiaries, Cavico Mining (HSX:MCV), Cavico Industry & Mineral (HNX:CMI), and Cavico Construction Manpower & Services ( HNX:CMS), which are listed in Vietnam on the Ho Chi Minh and Hanoi Stock Exchanges. Founded in 2000, Cavico is a major infrastructure construction, infrastructure investment and natural resources conglomerate headquartered in Hanoi, Vietnam. Cavico is highly respected for its core competency in the construction of mission-critical infrastructure including hydroelectric plants, highways, bridges, tunnels, ports and urban community developments. One of the Company's primary competitive advantages is its ability to nurture a project "from concept through completion" with a vertical portfolio of interrelated investment, permitting, design, construction management and facility maintenance services. Cavico's project partners include top multi-national corporations and government organizations. The Company employs more than 3,000 full-time, part-time, and seasonal workers. For more information, visit http://www.cavicocorp.com . Information on the Company's Web site or any other Web site does not constitute a portion of this release. Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements other than statements of historical fact in this announcement are forward-looking statements, including but not limited to, the Company's ability to obtain the necessary financing to continue and expand operations, to market its construction services in new markets and to offer construction services at competitive pricing, the Company's ability to complete projects in the time frame specified; anticipated revenue from the projects to attract and retain management, and to integrate and maintain technical information and management information systems; the effects of currency policies and fluctuations, general economic conditions and other factors detailed from time to time in the Company's filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and other regulatory authorities. These statements include, without limitation, statements regarding our ability to prepare the Company for growth; the Company's planned expansions, and predictions and guidance relating to the Company's future financial performance. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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