Category 5 Cyclone Hits Vanuatu & VUI Prevails

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“It was awe inspiring to see the dedication and desire of our workers to help their neighbors that was displayed by our staff during this emergency.”

Peter Allen, General Manager, VUI

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Vanuatu was hit by a Category 5 Cyclone.  Some reports state that this is the second strongest cyclone to ever make landfall.  Pernix’s utility in Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu Utilities and infrastructure (VUI), was hit but did not take a direct hit from the cyclone.

VUI was able to maintain power throughout the storm to a majority of its customers. However, two of its feeders were shutdown from multiple tree falls.  VUI crews worked throughout the night during the storm to answer trouble calls, make downed lines safe, re-connect power to the hospital and prison and remove trees from lines and roads.  VUI was able to restore power to 100% of customers within 12 hours of the passing of the storm.

VUI has offered help to the Ministry and Department of Energy and to the other utility in Vanuatu.  VUI management would like to commend the excellent, professional work of the men and women who worked throughout the storm to maintain power for our customers.

VUI’s General Manager, Peter Allen stated, “It was awe inspiring to see the dedication and desire of our workers to help their neighbors that was displayed by our staff during this emergency.”


About Pernix Group, Inc.

Pernix Group, Inc. is a construction company recognized by Engineering News-Record for being one of the Top 50 American Contractors Working Abroad for the last four years in a row. Headquartered in Lombard, Illinois, Pernix has operations in the United States, Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and the Pacific Rim. Pernix has full-scale construction and management capabilities, in three primary markets: Federal Government, Commercial & Industrial, and Power. Recently, Pernix Group expanded its domestic Commercial & Industrial operations by acquiring KBR Building Group, now known as BE&K Building Group.  Pernix also expanded its Pacific operations this year by acquiring assets of DCK Pacific Guam, now operating as Pernix Guam LLC.

Pernix Group, Inc. common stock is traded on the over-the-counter quotation board (OTCQB) under the symbol PRXG. Additional information is available at

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