PORTLAND, OR -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 13, 2006 -- Northwest Pipe Company (NASDAQ: NWPX) reported today that it was named as the pipe supplier for the BMP Construction Program - Coastal Distribution System to supply approximately $5 million of welded steel pipe and pipe fittings for the Pajaro Valley Water Management Agency in Watsonville, California.

Northwest Pipe has received a verbal commitment from Mountain Cascade of Pleasanton, California to supply approximately 42,000 feet of three through 36-inch diameter steel pipe and pipe fittings. The pipe is expected to be manufactured in the Company's Adelanto, California division with delivery scheduled to begin in the second quarter of 2007.

Northwest Pipe Company manufactures welded steel pipe in three business segments. Its Water Transmission Group is a leading supplier of large diameter, high-pressure steel pipe products that are used primarily for water transmission in North America. Its Tubular Products Group manufactures smaller diameter steel pipe for a wide range of construction, agricultural, energy, industrial and mechanical applications. Its Fabricated Products Group manufactures propane tanks and other fabricated products. The Company is headquartered in Portland, Oregon and has nine manufacturing facilities across the United States and Mexico.

This release contains forward-looking statements, including but not limited to those regarding the project described above. These statements reflect management's current views and estimates of market circumstances, industry conditions and Company performance. Actual results could vary materially from the description contained herein due to many factors including market demand, operating efficiencies, availability and price of raw materials, and other risks described from time to time in the Company's reports to the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Contact Information: For more information, contact: Brian Dunham 503-946-1200