Willbros Reaches Agreement on Sale of U.S. Pipeline Assets

Willbros Group Inc., January 12, 2018

Willbros Group, Inc. has signed a definitive agreement to sell certain U.S. mainline pipeline assets to WB Pipeline, LLC, an affiliate of Meridien Energy, LLC.  Willbros continues to serve the U.S. oil & gas industry through its Facilities, Pipeline Integrity and Lineal businesses.

Assets included in the sale consist primarily of cross-country pipeline construction equipment.  Valuation is based upon independent third party appraisals and funding will occur in stages throughout the first quarter of 2018 as Willbros completes existing pipeline projects. Some  senior management, including the Oil & Gas segment President Harry New, are joining WB Pipeline, LLC immediately; while others may join WB Pipeline, LLC once existing pipeline projects have been completed. WB Pipeline, LLC is to operate under the name Willbros Pipeline, an affiliate of Meridien Energy, LLC.  

Michael Fournier, Willbros President and CEO, commented, “The sale of these mainline pipeline assets, coupled with our recently completed U.S. tank sale, reduces our risk profile in our U.S. oil and gas operations.

About Willbros

Willbros is a specialty energy infrastructure contractor serving the oil and gas and power industries with offerings that primarily include construction, maintenance and facilities development services. For more information on Willbros, please visit our web site at

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