Northwest Pipe Company Announces $9 Million Project

Thu Feb 5, 2009 6:21pm EST

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Northwest Pipe Company (NASDAQ: NWPX) reports today it has been awarded
the contract for the City Trunk Line South Unit 2 project, owned by Los
Angeles Department of Water & Power, to furnish approximately 10,500 feet
of 66", 60", 54" and 24" diameter welded steel pipe and custom engineered
fittings by W.A. Rasic of Bell Gardens, California. The value of the pipe
order is approximately $9 million. The pipe will be manufactured at the
Adelanto, California facility of Northwest Pipe Company. Delivery will
start in early third quarter 2009 and be completed by 2011.

    Project Background: The Trunk Line South Unit 2 is part of the City Trunk
Line South (CTLS) Project. The CTLS project is part of the Los Angeles
Department of Water & Power's (LADWP) aggressive Capital Improvement
Program to replace the City's aging water infrastructure system. The Trunk
Line has a history of leaks and breaks and will be required to adequately
withstand higher pressures in the future. The new Trunk Line will provide
a more reliable supply of water to the area and will allow greater
operational flexibility of the water distribution system in the City of
Los Angeles.

    Northwest Pipe Company manufactures welded steel pipe and other products
in two business groups. Its Water Transmission Group is the leading
supplier of large diameter, high-pressure steel pipe products that are
used primarily for water infrastructure in North America. Its Tubular
Products Group manufactures smaller diameter steel pipe for a wide range
of applications including construction, agricultural, energy, traffic and
other commercial and industrial uses. The Company is headquartered in
Vancouver, Washington and has ten manufacturing facilities across the
United States and Mexico.

    This release contains forward-looking statements, including statements
regarding the project described above. These statements reflect
management's current information about the project mentioned above and
management's current views and estimates of market circumstances, industry
conditions and Company performance. Actual results could vary materially
from the description contained herein due to many factors including market
demand, operating efficiencies, availability and price of raw materials,
and other risks described from time to time in the Company's reports to
the Securities and Exchange Commission.


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