* Orders include inspections, construction and repair work
* Shares rise 6 percent in extended trade
Aug 25 Engineering and construction services
provider Willbros Group Inc (WG.N) said it received five task
orders from the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC),
sending its shares up 6 percent in extended trade.
NAVFAC manages the planning and construction and provides
public works support for U.S. naval shore installations around
The task orders include various inspections, construction
and repair at certain bases in Alaska, Japan, Virginia, Florida
and California, the company said.
Willbros said the work is scheduled for completion in early
The Houston-based company's shares, which have shed more
than half of their value in the last six months, were up at
$7.66 in trading after the bell. They closed at $7.25 Wednesday
on the New York Stock Exchange.
(Reporting by Bijoy Koyitty in Bangalore; Editing by Anne