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McDermott (MDR) Secures Transportation & Installation Work


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McDermott International, Inc. MDR recently announced that it has clinched a transportation and installation work in Vietnam. The subcontract was offered by PetroVietnam Technical Services Corporation for the Sao Vang and Dai Nguyet gas and condensate fields, where Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd. is the operator. The fields are located in the Nam Con Son Basin's 05-1b and 05-1c blocks, offshore Vietnam.

The services to be provided by McDermott include transportation and installation work for the central processing platform jacket in the field. The company will provide installation services at 110-130 meters of water depth for the wellhead platform, flexible pipelines, subsea power cables and others. The offshore service provider stated the subcontract as "sizeable," which is valued at the $1-$50 million range, per the company's definition.

McDermott's resources in Kuala Lumpur, Dubai and Houston will be used for the Vietnam project. The project is expected to last from 2019 to 2021. The company will include the contract in its second-quarter 2018 backlog.

About the Company

Incorporated in 1959, Houston, Texas-based McDermott is a fully-vertically integrated company, providing engineering and construction solutions to the energy firms. McDermott, solely focused on the offshore oil and gas business since its incorporation, completed its merger with Chicago Bridge and Iron Company on May 10. The union of the two entities has led to the creation of a fully-integrated onshore-offshore company offering engineering, procurement, and construction and installation services to the energy sector.

Price Performance

The company has gained 17.4% in the past year compared with 9.3% growth of its industry .

Zacks Rank and Other Stocks to Consider

Currently, McDermott has a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).

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Referenced Symbols: MDR , DK , BP , NINE



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