Wowjoint Announces Primary Cooperation Agreements with Chinese Railway Bureaus for New Testing Equipment; 9 Patent Applications filed in the US and China for New Technologies

Oct 14, 2010, 08:00 ET from Wowjoint Holdings Limited

BEIJING, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Wowjoint Holdings Limited ("Wowjoint," or the "Company") (Nasdaq: BWOW, BWOWU, BWOWW), a leading provider of customized heavy duty lifting and carrying machinery used in large scale infrastructure projects such as railway, highway and bridge construction, today announced primary cooperation agreements to develop its new railway work testing vehicles with two Railway Bureaus. Additionally, the Company has applied for 9 patents in China and the US for new products and technologies in 2010.

Wowjoint is accelerating its development of new products, including new railway work vehicles to test and maintain China's rapidly growing network of high-speed railways. The primary cooperation agreement with two of China's largest railway bureaus commits the bureaus to a trial period to test and use the work vehicles in the near future, and to aid in their further development.

In the first half of 2010, Wowjoint applied for 9 patents as it continues to develop new technologies, including patents for its launching carriers used for bridge erection. By the end of 2010, contracts for equipment utilizing its launching carrier technology are estimated to total approximately USD $22 million. An additional patent has been filed in the United States for its special machine, which utilizes new technology in bridge renovation.  

"As the expansion and growth of high-speed railways continue in both China and internationally, and as renovation projects for existing bridges accelerate, we are focused on developing new equipment and technology to build and service these projects. Hopefully our special machine is a product that will be extremely useful within the U.S. market due to the numerous freeway overpasses and the renovation occurring are various highway bridges," said Mr. Yabin Liu, Chief Executive Officer of Wowjoint. "Our collaboration with the railway contractors will contribute to the adoption and use of our new products, as we continue to work on diversifying our revenue stream."

About Wowjoint Holdings Limited

Wowjoint is a leading provider of customized heavy duty lifting and carrying machinery used in such large scale infrastructure projects as railway, highway and bridge construction. Wowjoint's main product lines include launching gantries, tyre trolleys, special carriers and marine hoists. The company's innovative design capabilities have resulted in patent grants and proprietary products. Wowjoint is well positioned to benefit directly from China's rapid infrastructure development by leveraging its extensive operational experience and long-term relationships with established blue chip customers. Information on Wowjoint's products and other relevant information are available on its website at http://www.wowjoint.com.

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For additional information contact:

Wowjoint Holdings:

Anthony (Tony) Hung

Chief Financial Officer

Tel:   +86-10-8957-9330 x8011

Email: tony@email.wowjoint.com

Aubrye Harris-Foote

Investor Relations

Tel:   +1-530-475-2793

Email: aubrye@wowjoint.com

HC International, Inc.:

Scott Powell

Tel:   +1-917-721-9480

Email: scott.powell@hcinternational.net

Web:   http://www.hcinternational.net

SOURCE Wowjoint Holdings Limited



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