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UniversalPegasus International Providing Engineering Services for Canada's Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Project

NEWPORT NEWS, Va., April 23, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) announced that its UniversalPegasus International (UPI) subsidiary is providing engineering services for Kinder Morgan Canada's Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Project.

UPI is providing pipeline engineering services for the expansion of the existing Trans Mountain pipeline system between Edmonton, Alberta, and Burnaby, British Columbia, including over 600 miles of new 36-inch diameter pipeline. The value of the expansion project is estimated at $5.4 billion.

"UPI would like to thank Kinder Morgan for the continued trust in the reliability and predictability of our services to support this significant project," said Tony Griffin, UPI's senior vice president of Canadian operations.

Kinder Morgan, Inc. is the largest energy infrastructure company in North America. It owns an interest in or operates approximately 84,000 miles of pipelines and 180 terminals. The company's pipelines transport natural gas, gasoline, crude oil, CO2 and other products, and its terminals store petroleum products and chemicals and handle bulk materials like coal and petroleum coke.

About UniversalPegasus International

UniversalPegasus International, a wholly owned subsidiary of HII, delivers world-class expertise, efficiency and value in project management, engineering and construction management for the energy industry. Headquartered in Houston, UPI maintains offices in major energy centers to serve clients in the United States, Canada, Europe, Africa and Asia. For more information, visit www.universalpegasus.com.

About Huntington Ingalls Industries

Huntington Ingalls Industries is America's largest military shipbuilding company and a provider of manufacturing, engineering and management services to the commercial and non-commercial energy, oil and gas markets. For more than a century, HII's Newport News and Ingalls shipbuilding divisions in Virginia and Mississippi have built more ships in more ship classes than any other U.S. naval shipbuilder. Headquartered in Newport News, Virginia, HII employs approximately 38,000 people operating both domestically and internationally. For more information, visit:

CONTACT: Beci Brenton Beci.Brenton@hii-co.com (202) 264-7143

Source:Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc.