THE WOODLANDS, Texas, Oct. 15, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Layne Christensen Company (Nasdaq:LAYN) ("Layne" or the "Company") announced today that its Geoconstruction division received a contract from Tutor Perini Corporation (NYSE:TPC) to build the foundation for three underground subway stations for the Central Subway Project in San Francisco, California. The two-year contract, which is scheduled to commence in February / March 2014, has an estimated value to Layne of approximately $57.0 million. The Central Subway Project is the second phase of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency's ("SFMTA") Third Street Light Rail Transit Project. Phase 2, the Central Subway Project, will construct a modern, efficient light-rail line that will further improve public transportation in San Francisco. This new 1.7-mile extension of SFMTA's T Third Line will connect the 4 th Street Caltrain Station to Chinatown, providing direct connections to major retail, sporting and cultural venues while efficiently transporting people to jobs, educational opportunities and other amenities throughout the city. Layne will provide soil stabilization services to assist in the construction of the Chinatown Station, Union Square/Market Street Station, and the Yerba Buena/Moscone Station. Rene Robichaud, President and CEO of Layne, said, "the Geoconstruction division has specialized in deep foundation construction for over 40 years, successfully completing complex projects around the world. We are honored to have been selected by Tutor Perini to participate in a project that will contribute greatly to San Francisco's economic development, and elevate the city's profile as a global hub of commerce, education, and entertainment." Layne Christensen Company Layne is a global water management, construction and drilling company, providing responsible solutions to the world of essential natural resources — water, mineral and energy. We offer innovative, sustainable products and services with an enduring commitment to safety, excellence, and integrity. Forward-Looking Statements This press release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Exchange Act of 1934. Such statements may include, but are not limited to, statements of plans and objectives, statements of future economic performance and statements of assumptions underlying such statements, and statements of management's intentions, hopes, beliefs, expectations or predictions of the future. Forward-looking statements can often be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology, such as "should," "intended," "continue," "believe," "may," "hope," "anticipate," "goal," "forecast," "plan," "estimate" and similar words or phrases. Such statements are based on current expectations and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions, including but not limited to: the outcome of the ongoing internal investigation into, among other things, the legality, under the FCPA and local laws, of certain payments to agents and other third parties interacting with government officials in certain countries in Africa relating to the payment of taxes and the importing of equipment (including any government enforcement action which could arise out of the matters under review or that the matters under review may have resulted in a higher dollar amount of payments or may have a greater financial or business impact than management currently anticipates), prevailing prices for various commodities, unanticipated slowdowns in the Company's major markets, the availability of credit, the risks and uncertainties normally incident to the construction industry, the impact of competition, the effectiveness of operational changes expected to increase efficiency and productivity, worldwide economic and political conditions and foreign currency fluctuations that may affect worldwide results of operations. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially and adversely from those anticipated, estimated or projected. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this filing, and the Company assumes no obligation to update such forward-looking statements or to update the reasons why actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements.
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