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McDermott (MDR) Receives Tank Contract From Puma Energy

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McDermott International, Inc. MDR recently announced that the company has received a contract for tanks from Puma Energy (Australia) Fuels Pty Ltd, a vertically integrated midstream and downstream global oil company. Per the contract, McDermott will support engineering, procurement and construction works for 11 fuel tanks that are located at an import terminal in Kwinana, near Perth, Western Australia.

The contract further deepens McDermott’s presence in Australia. The company has an experience of providing storage solutions in the country for more than 75 years. The contract is worth between $1 million and $50 million. While onsite works are expected to start in the first quarter of 2019, the project is expected to be completed in the third quarter of 2020.

McDermott stated that the contract will be incorporated in its fourth-quarter 2018 backlog. As of Sep 30, McDermott had a backlog of $11.5 billion. With contracts like this, the company’s revenue pipeline is expected to grow even bigger.

Houston, Texas-based McDermott is a leading global engineering and construction firm that has a diversified product portfolio, specialty manufacturing and service capabilities, and proprietary technological expertise. Unlike other engineering and construction companies, it is well entrenched in major offshore energy projects and is one of the few global contractors that can provide a complete array of services — from design to construction.

Price Performance

McDermott has lost 64.3% in the past year compared with 40.1% collective fall of the industry it belongs to.



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McDermott currently carries a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold). Investors interested in the energy sector can opt for some better-ranked stocks as given below:

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