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Willbros downstream returns to Wink Engineering, LLC

Hydrocarbon Engineering,

On 12 June 2015, Willbros Group, Inc. finalised the sale of its downstream engineering organisation, Willbros Downstream Engineering, to a group led by Bernhard Capital Partners (BCP). As of the close, the company will remain based in Baton Rouge and will operate as its fomer name, Wink Engineering, LLC (Wink).

Wink's partnership with BCP will allow the company to continue to grow as a regional and national leader in engineering design and project execution. Driven by entrepreneurial energy, rooted in sound business and financial practice and powered by a talented, committed and creative professional team, Wink has returned.

The management team

The Management Team will remain unchanged, with Andy Farris serving as CEO of the newly named Wink. Kevin Steed will continue as President of Wink Engineering, Mike Willem as General Manager of the New Orleans, LA Office, Tony Huval as General Manager of the Baton Rouge, LA Office, Chris Engels as General Manager of the Tulsa, Oklahoma office and Raleigh Richards will continue as CFO.

Andy Farris said, "Since being acquired by Willbros in 2009, all of the original elements of the Wink organisation have remained intact. We are delighted to be returning to our roots as a privately-held company and are excited about the opportunities in front of us. The opportunity to partner with the team at BCP provides Wink with a tremendous amount of support and complementary experience in our industry."

About Wink Engineering, LLC

Wink is a multi-disciplined engineering and design firm with licensed professionals in all disciplines of engineering as well as professional land surveying. For 45 years, Wink has served the engineering needs of the downstream petroleum refining, chemical and petrochemical industries as well as the storage terminal industries.

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