Wowjoint Holdings Limited Signs $1.5 Million Leasing Contract for a 900-ton Straddle Carrier

Dec 16, 2010, 15:21 ET from Wowjoint Holdings Limited

BEIJING, Dec. 16, 2010 /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 it has signed a $1.5 million leasing contract with a division of China Communications Construction, CCCC First Harbor Engineering Company, Ltd. ("CCCC First Harbor"). The equipment to be provided is a 900-ton tyre straddle carrier that will be used to assist in the construction of high speed railways in Wuzhou, Jiangxi. The leasing contract is for a period of 20 months and includes the installation, service and maintenance of the machine.

Mr. Yabin Liu, Chief Executive Officer of Wowjoint, stated: "This represents the first leasing contract for Wowjoint, where the machine is being built specifically for the project. This contract is consistent with our strategy to diversify our revenue streams, which will even out the cyclical nature of our existing business in China. We are pleased to announce this leasing contract with CCCC First Harbor and look forward to another successful venture with them."

In October, Wowjoint provided a 900-ton special launching carrier for use in two joint venture projects between CCCC First Harbor and CRCC China Railway 12th Bureau Group Co., Ltd. This type of equipment is patented and produced exclusively by Wowjoint. The special launching carrier was delivered on schedule and met the high quality standards and functionality required by the customer for the bridge erection in mountainous areas, which is extremely vital for many of China's high speed railway construction plans. The leasing contract is an extension of this relationship with CCCC First Harbor.

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

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Wowjoint Holdings:

Aubrye Harris-Foote, Vice President Investor Relations

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