HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 5, 2008 - Worldwide industrial services and products company Harsco Corporation announced today it is adding to its supporting role in Dubai's International Airport expansion project under an additional new order for rental shoring valued at up to $2 million over its duration.
The order reflects the active infrastructure expansion and construction market that continues in major parts of the Middle East, as well as Harsco's increasing presence throughout the region as a key supplier for engineered access and formwork equipment and installation resources. The Dubai International Airport project includes the construction of a third terminal and concourse that will more than triple the airport's capacity to more than 70 million passengers a year. Dubai International is the world's second fastest-growing airport. Harsco will supply the expansion project with its Lightshore aluminum shoring system, a new high-productivity system designed to be faster, easier and safer to erect and strike than conventional systems. Its light weight also makes it more economical to transport.
Strong order books supporting major infrastructure projects in the Middle East and other markets were a key part of Harsco's record third quarter 2008 results as reported last week by the Company.
Harsco Corporation is one of the world's leading diversified industrial services companies, serving key industries that play a fundamental role in worldwide economic growth and development, including infrastructure, metals and railways. The Company employs approximately 23,000 people in 50 countries of operation. 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.
Kenneth D. Julian