• 2017 July 14 15:44

    Aker Solutions 2Q revenues drop 22% to $653.2 million amid the global market slowdown

    Aker Solutions secured NOK 3 billion in orders, including a contract to deliver three umbilicals and equipment to ENI's Coral South project and an order from Statoil for subsea equipment for Snefrid Nord in the Norwegian Sea. It won 41 study awards for front-end engineering, bringing the total in the first six months of the year to 71 studies for projects in Norway, the UK, the U.S., Brazil, Australia and Malaysia. That compares with a record of more than 80 studies for all of 2016, the Company's financial report for the period shows.

    The company has completed more than 80 percent of a program aimed at increasing cost effiency across the business by at least 30 percent by the end of 2017. It is also benefiting from its more streamlined organizational structure of five delivery centers, introduced in November last year.

    The company made good progress in integrating acquisitions, including the purchase in December of Brazilian maintenance and modifications provider, C.S.E. Mecânica e Instrumentação Ltda. Aker Solutions in April also bought the Norwegian oil and gas business of Reinertsen, Norway's third-largest offshore maintenance and modifications supplier.

    The order backlog was NOK 30.7 billion at the end of the quarter, of which about half was for projects outside Norway. Finances were solid, with a liquidity buffer of NOK 4.9 billion at the end of the period.

    Revenue fell to NOK 5.4 billion ($653.2 million) in the quarter from NOK 7 billion a year earlier amid the global market slowdown and as some projects neared completion. Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) were NOK 305 million in the quarter, compared with NOK 563 million a year earlier. The EBITDA margin was 5.6 percent versus 8.1 percent a year earlier. The company booked NOK 64 million in integration and restructuring costs related to the acquisition of Reinertsen. Excluding these and other special items, the margin was 7.4 percent compared with 8.5 percent a year earlier.

    Aker Solutions has two reporting segments: Projects and Services. Revenue in Projects declined to NOK 4.2 billion in the quarter from NOK 5.5 billion a year earlier amid generally lower market activity and on some projects nearing completion. The EBITDA margin contracted to 5 percent in the quarter from 7.5 percent a year earlier. Revenue in Services fell to NOK 1.2 billion in the quarter from NOK 1.4 billion a year earlier, primarily driven by decreased activity for subsea services and a maturing production asset services portfolio. The EBITDA margin expanded to 12.5 percent in the quarter from 12 percent a year earlier, helped by a favorable activity mix and strong operational performance.

    The company continues to see overall revenue down by about 10-15 percent in 2017 from the prior year, with an anticipated modest pickup in the field design segments of both Projects and Services while subsea volumes will be weaker. The company maintains its outlook for full-year underlying EBITDA margins to narrow slightly from first-quarter levels due to a continued market slowdown and a changing revenue mix. This will be partially offset by a continued strong momentum from the company's global improvement program.

    Aker Solutions is a global provider of products, systems and services to the oil and gas industry. Its engineering, design and technology bring discoveries into production and maximize recovery. The company employs approximately 14,000 people in about 20 countries.




2018 April 24

12:56 Bunker prices are going down at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
12:33 Aleksey Kadilov elected as Director General of Baltiysky Zavod (photo)
12:09 US Federal Maritime Commission to examine trucking & delivery arrangements
11:45 Russia’s General Board of State Expert Review approves yet another phase of project on construction of Zvezda shipyard (photo)
11:09 CMA CGM announces GRR from Asia to East Africa
10:45 Foreship takes world’s leading CFD simulation software, StarCCM+ into use
10:30 ABP shortlisted for two Humber Renewables Awards
10:22 Brent Crude futures price down 0.04% to $74.03, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.13% to $68.31
10:08 Nakilat is the first company in Qatar certified for ISO45001
09:39 Freeport of Riga Authority along with several port companies visited TransRussia 2018
09:17 Baltic Dry Index up to 1,306 points
09:08 Compensation regime for Hazardous and Noxious Cargoes a step closer - IMO
08:48 City of Antwerp and Antwerp Port Authority start urban mission to Moscow and St. Petersburg

2018 April 23

18:06 World’s largest short sea Ro-Ro vessel MV Celine christened at Dublin Port
17:52 Digital Ship’s Maritime Big Data Forum will be held on 29 May 2018 in Oslo
17:36 Ocean Rig announces agreement to postpone delivery of newbuilding drillship Ocean Rig Santorini
17:20 Construction of Bagayevsky hydrosystem begins in Rostov Region (photo)
17:05 ITF urges Hutchison Ports to improve global health and safety operations
16:35 Polskie LNG conduct a technical dialogue on extension of LNG Terminal in Świnoujście
16:29 Rosmorport’s icebreakers assisted over 5,700 vessels in freezing seaports of Russia this winter navigation season
16:05 Hapag-Lloyd plans 20 percent reduction in CO2 emissions by 2020
15:55 Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company to provide additional scholarships for students
15:33 TransContainer’s net profit in QI’2018 increased by 19.5% Y-o-Y to RUB 1.479 million
15:04 M.v. Tucana delivers fibre optic cable baskets from Drammen (Norway)
14:47 Port of Gdansk (Poland) throughput up 44% to 12.7 million tonnes in January-March 2018
14:31 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO in RF spot market up to RUB 13,542 per tonne
14:10 ICTSI PNG units ink union agreements
13:59 MOL сrude oil tanker rescues a castaway in the South China Sea
13:39 Container barge transport to become more efficient in the port of Antwerp
12:48 Cargo transportation by Ukraine’s water transport fell by 7.3% to 0.7 million tonnes in 3M’18
11:46 Vistula Maersk makes a maiden call to St. Petersburg, as first in series of new ice-class vessels
11:13 2 icebreaker escort operations performed in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on April 22-23
10:51 Training ship Perekop completes unofficial visit to Republic of Sri Lanka
10:25 Brent Crude futures price down 0.04% to $74.03, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.13% to $68.31
10:04 Workshop on IMO's ISPS Code held in Mexico
09:40 Training on ship air pollution and low carbon measures held in Tehran
09:17 Baltic Dry Index up to 1,281 points

2018 April 22

15:33 Port of Rotterdam Authority to realise tide pools along Calandkanaal
15:32 British Ports Association raise border facilities' concerns with PM
15:31 Hapag-Lloyd to revise the Fuel Surcharge for Inland Haulage under Carrier arrangement from Germany to Belgium and Netherlands
15:30 JAXPORT names Interim Chief Financial Officer
15:28 Seaspan announces senior management change

2018 April 21

15:06 MV Thuringia makes maiden CI3 service call at Chennai International Terminals
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15:00 Gothenburg Port Authority publishes Sustainability Report for 2017
14:47 Wärtsilä welcomes global shipping’s agreement to cut greenhouse gas emissions
14:45 Vopak to invest in new storage capacity at its Rotterdam terminal

2018 April 20

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18:03 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to Middle East Gulf
17:47 President of Cyprus visits IMO
17:29 NOVATEK’s AGM approves 2017 dividends
17:03 SEA\LNG reiterates LNG’s central role in meeting IMO’s decarbonisation goals
16:40 SCF Group’s financing deal with VTB Bank recognized by Marine Money as a Deal of The Year
16:03 CMA CGM announces an agreement to acquire a stake in CEVA
15:36 Nuclear-powered submarine Severodvinsk passed control check for winter training period
15:03 MEPC 72: Proposal to mandate ISO sulphur test methods to be discussed further
14:40 Krasnoye Sormovo shipyard launches Russia’s first dry cargo carrier of Project RSD59 (photo)
14:24 HELCOM group meets in Berlin to focus on reducing land-based pollution affecting the Baltic Sea
13:38 WMU supports IMO climate change strategy for shipping
13:02 Panama Canal transits three LNG vessels in one day