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NCSG Crane & Heavy Haul Services and Fagioli Announce Cooperation Agreement to Pursue LNG Projects in Prince Rupert

PRINCE RUPERT, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/01/14 -- NCSG Crane and Heavy Haul Corp. and Fagioli Canada announced today that they have signed a Cooperation Agreement to pursue crane, rigging and heavy haul related project work on LNG projects in the Prince Rupert area.

This cooperation results in a powerful entity capable of providing full service crane, rigging and heavy haul services with world class safety, equipment, and customer service to the large LNG projects in the Prince Rupert area.

"Fagioli is the specialized service provider currently doing the heavy haul and lift work at the only major greenfield LNG facility in North America," said Edoardo Ascion. "We are proud to be doing the heavy lift work at the Sabine Pass LNG export facility being constructed in Louisiana, This work along with our global LNG experience working in Angola, Qatar, Equatorial Guinea, Europe and Australia makes our partnership with NCSG uniquely qualified to work on the Canadian LNG projects."

"The combination of NCSG, Fagioli and our First Nation partners will allow us to use our local presence to offer fully operated and maintained rigging, crane and heavy haul services from 6 Tons to 64,000 Tons," said Ted Redmond, CEO of NCSG. "NCSG is the number one crane and heavy haul supplier in Northern B.C. and we have local people, local equipment and local branches in Prince Rupert, Terrace/Kitimat, Ft. St. John, and Tumbler Ridge from which to support the work."

Collectively NCSG and Fagioli have over 320 Cranes, 1300 lines of self propelled modular trailers, 435 lines of hydraulic platform trailers, 300 conventional trailers and specialized rigging such as tower gantries, strand jack systems, jack and slide systems, hydraulic gantries for lifting and skidding modules up to 64.000 Tons. This equipment is supplemented by a team of experienced project managers as well as professional engineers certified in British Columbia and engineers who have designed lifting and transport solutions for LNG facilities around the world.

About NCSG Crane and Heavy Haul Services

NCSG began as Northern Crane Services. The company was founded in 1987 by an aboriginal owner and purchased in 2006 by the current investor group. Since that time, NCSG has done eight follow-on acquisitions and grown at a compound annual growth rate of approximately 30%.

NCSG, based in Edmonton, Alberta, is one of the largest Crane and Heavy Haul companies in North America. NCSG provides rigging, lifting and heavy haul services throughout the North/South Energy corridor. In Canada, NCSG now has branches in Prince Rupert, Terrace/Kitimat, Fort St John and Tumbler Ridge in British Columbia; Calgary, Leduc/Nisku, Edmonton, Fort McMurray, Grande Prairie, Wabasca and Bonnyville in Alberta; and Regina in Saskatchewan. In the U.S., NCSG has branches in Soda Springs, Idaho; Billings and Sidney in Montana; Williston and Dickinson in North Dakota; and Odessa, Texas. NCSG has a diverse fleet of over 280 cranes ranging in size from 6 to 1350 tons as well as a highly specialized heavy haul tractor and trailer fleet servicing the refining, oil sands, upstream oil and gas, LNG, mining, infrastructure, commercial and wind/utility industries.

About Fagioli

The Fagioli Group specialises in world-wide heavy-lift transport, heavy lifting and related engineering and transport / logistics as well as door-to-door project cargo shipping. The Group owns and operates an extensive fleet of conventional trailers to the latest generation of self-propelled modular transporters, including all necessary accessory equipment to carry out any foreseeable heavy transport. In addition, Fagioli offers a huge resource of Strand Jacking, Tower lift and Flat Jacking equipment (capable of impressive hoisting and / or skidding operations) operating as well with large cranes and proprietary gantry lifting system. The maritime operations include Group owned specialist heavy transport ocean and river barges, and self geared, rollon/off ships. Transport and logistic services as well as engineering activities are achieved "in-house" through connected computer services, CAD facilities, 3D simulation movies in all our world-wide branch and representative offices. Fagioli is certified under ISO 9000: 2001 requirements, OHSAS 18001:2007 for high Safety Standards in all working activities, and certified as an engineering company. Dedicated teams of specialized employees monitor and respond to client different enquiries with rapid, cost effective, technically sound proposals. Fagioli successfully operates in various construction sectors: LNG, power, chemical, petrochemical, offshore, civil, and shipwright.

Ted Redmond
President & CEO

Fagioli Inc.
Eduardo Ascione

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