THE WOODLANDS, Texas, March 30, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Layne Christensen Company (Nasdaq:LAYN) ("Layne" or the "Company") today announced a number of significant new contracts signed within the last 90 days with an aggregate value of approximately $110 million. These contracts were awarded to Layne's Geoconstruction, Inliner, Heavy Civil, Water Resources, and Mineral Services divisions. The majority of these projects are expected to be completed during the current fiscal year.

These projects include: Cured-in-Place Pipe (CIPP) renewal for municipal sewer systems; water and wastewater treatment and collection; mineral drilling services for copper and iron ore; design-build contracts for construction of a power plant water supply and treatment system, and the construction of a new low-pressure sewer system; and soil stabilization and excavation services associated with increasing the reliability and capacity of a community sewer system.

Michael J. Caliel, President and Chief Executive Officer of Layne, commented, "These new awards reflect the diversity of our services portfolio, the success of our ongoing business development efforts, and the continued strategic shift toward design-build opportunities in Heavy Civil. Layne's experience, expertise, and tailored solutions are trusted resources for corporate and government clients working to address a multitude of water management issues."     

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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.

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CONTACT: Layne Christensen Company         Michael J. Caliel         President & CEO         281-475-2690         Andy Atchison         Chief Financial Officer         281-475-2670         The Equity Group Inc.         Devin Sullivan         Senior Vice President         212-836-9608         Kalle Ahl         Senior Associate         212-836-9614

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