Harsco Receives Additional Multi-Year Scaffolding Contract From Tata Steel Worth Close to $10 Million

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 24, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Worldwide
industrial services and engineered products company Harsco Corporation
(NYSE:HSC) announced today a further award from Tata Steel to provide
industrial scaffolding support of plant maintenance activities at one
of its major operations. The contract, valued at close to $10 million
over its 3-year term, provides for 24/7 scaffolding support of the
2,000 acre Tata Steel plant in Scunthorpe, UK, a major location where
Harsco Metals also provides onsite metal recovery and material handling
services to Tata Steel's steelmaking operations.

The award reinforces Harsco Infrastructure's increasing global focus on
the industrial maintenance and infrastructure sectors and also
demonstrates the Company's growing multi-discipline relationship with
the Tata Group. Last week, Harsco announced similar industrial
scaffolding orders in India totaling more than $8 million with Tata
Steel, Tata Power and Tata Mines.

Harsco's industrial maintenance expertise was seen as a principal
factor in winning the award, as the Company identified key areas in
which savings could be made through increased efficiencies and reduced
waste. "Our decision to move to a new work-at-height contract provider
was not one that was taken lightly," said Dave Jones, Contracts Manager
at Tata Steel in Scunthorpe. Unlike traditional scaffolding
arrangements in which scaffolding providers normally charge by the hour
based on how many and how long their scaffolders were provided, Harsco
Infrastructure proposed a solutions-focused approach built around each
project requirement. "The development of this solutions-focused
approach will be a radical change but one that will save us a lot of
money," said Jones. "These savings along with Harsco's best-in-industry
operations standards give me confidence that benefits across the whole
site will be felt quickly." Harsco Infrastructure is one of the world's
largest and most complete providers of engineered scaffolding, shoring
and forming systems for major construction and industrial maintenance

Commenting on the award, Executive Vice President and Harsco
Infrastructure Group CEO Ivor Harrington, said, "This order from one of
the world's largest blue chip organizations highlights the progress
that we are making in increasing our presence in the key industrial and
infrastructure sectors. Our combination of experience and expertise
puts us in position to serve some of the biggest players in these
important markets, and deliver the improved performance that our
customers and shareholders expect."

Harsco Corporation is one of the world's leading diversified industrial
services and engineered products companies. The Company serves
industries that are fundamental to global infrastructure development
and economic growth including metals, construction, railways and
energy. Harsco's common stock is a component of the S&P MidCap 400
Index and the Russell 1000 Index. Additional information can be found
at www.harsco.com.

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