Black Diamond Announces Sunday Creek Contracts
CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - April 6, 2010) - Black Diamond Group Limited (TSX:BDI) ("Black Diamond" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has negotiated guaranteed occupancy commitments with two major oil producers at its Sunday Creek Lodge. The Lodge located near Conklin Alberta will provide complete accommodation services to trade labourers working at the producers' resource development projects in the area. The combined commitments provide a guaranteed minimum occupancy for the 14 month period beginning February 1, 2010 for approximate revenue of $28 million.
Black Diamond acquired Sunday Creek in September of 2009 and has significantly improved and expanded the facility. This lodge is strategically located in the very active SAGD development area in the Alberta oil sands south of Fort McMurray. The Company will continue to increase the capacity and quality of this facility to meet increasing demand from producers in the area.
About Black Diamond
Black Diamond is an Alberta company, the principal undertaking of which, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Black Diamond Limited Partnership, and through its 50% equity participation in Black Diamond Dene Limited Partnership, is to rent modular structures for use as workforce accommodation and temporary workspace, rent various types of oilfield equipment used in the exploration and production of oil and gas, and to provide complementary services including transportation, installation, dismantling, repair and maintenance of modular structures and oilfield equipment, as well as related services through three operating divisions consisting of Black Diamond Camps, BOXX Modular and Black Diamond Energy Services.
Certain information in this news release contains forward-looking statements including, without limitation, expectations of management regarding the effect of the combined commitments at the Company's Sunday Creek Lodge on its business. These forward-looking statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, certain of which are beyond Black Diamond's control including, without limitation, the impact of general economic conditions, industry conditions, fluctuation of commodity prices, fluctuation of exchange rates, environmental risks, industry competition, availability of qualified personnel and management, stock market volatility, timely and cost effective access to sufficient capital from internal and external sources. As a consequence, actual results may differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned that the forgoing list of factors is not exhaustive. Additional information on these and other factors that could effect Black Diamond's operations and financial results are included in reports on file with Canadian securities regulatory authorities and may be accessed through the SEDAR website (www.sedar.com) and at Black Diamond's website (www.blackdiamondlimited.com). Furthermore, the forward-looking statements contained in this news release are made as at the date of this news release and Black Diamond does not undertake any obligation to update publicly or to revise any of the forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required by applicable securities laws.