Wowjoint Holdings Ltd. is a leading provider of customized heavy duty lifting and carrying machinery used in such large scale infrastructure projects as railway, highway and bridge constructions. The company’s main product lines include launching gantries, tire trolleys, marine hoists and special carriers.

The company today announced that its operating subsidiary, Beijing Wowjoint Machinery Company, has been awarded a $1 million contract with PCL/Archer Western. This company is a joint venture which will provide customized heavy duty equipment that will be utilized in the construction of the Interstate-4/Lee Roy Selmon Crosstown Expressway Connector Interchange in Tampa, Florida.

The project, which commenced this month, consists of 23 new bridges and the rehabilitation of existing bridges between Interstate-4 and Lee Roy Selmon Crosstown Expressway. The entire project is expected to be completed in March 2013. Wowjoint will provide PCL/Archer Western with two of its customized Mobilifters, which will be produced to specifically address the needs of the I-4/Connector project, including lifting and placing various bridge segments.

The CEO of Wowjoint Holdings, Mr. Yabin Liu, commented on the contract award, “We are extremely pleased to have won our first US-based project. This first contract resulted from our successful marketing efforts and confirms our expansion plans for the US market. We have established a presence to pursue multiple opportunities that exist in numerous cities which have plans for bridge repairs, new bridge projects, marine developments and high-speed railways.”