Layne Christensen Announces New Contracts Valued At Approximately $90 Million

Aug 04, 2015, 07:00 ET from Layne Christensen Company

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, Aug. 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Layne Christensen Company (NASDAQ: LAYN) ("Layne" or the "Company") today announced a number of significant new contracts signed during the Company's fiscal second quarter ended July 31, 2015 with an aggregate value of approximately $90 million.   These contracts, which do not represent all bookings during the quarter, were awarded to Layne's Water Resources, Inliner, Heavy Civil and Mineral Services divisions.  The majority of these projects are expected to be completed within the next twelve months and include a water main extension for a Georgia utility authority, a Cured-in-Place pipe renewal for a municipal sewer system, a design-build contract for construction of a power plant water supply, a water treatment solution for a food and beverage customer, and a water supply contract for a mining customer. 

Michael J. Caliel, President and Chief Executive Officer of Layne, commented, "These contracts reflect the success of our ongoing business development efforts and the strength of our water management offerings.  We also continue to sign new contracts for work with agricultural customers in California's Central Valley.  Layne's experience, expertise, and tailored solutions are trusted resources for corporate and municipal clients working to address a multitude of water management issues.

"Separately, the previously-announced sale of our Geoconstruction business segment to a subsidiary of Keller Foundations LLC is progressing and we expect to close the transaction during our fiscal third quarter."

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.

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Layne Christensen Company Michael J. Caliel President & CEO 281-475-2690

Michael Anderson Chief Financial Officer 281-475-2670

Dennard Lascar Associates Ken Dennard/Jack Lascar 713-529-6600


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