Egypt's Maridive Swings to First-Half Loss
Published Thursday, 16 August 2012 12:34 | Written by Amwal Al Ghad
Egypt's Maridive and Oil Services , the biggest oil services company by fleet size in the Middle East, swung to a net loss of $22.8 million in the first half of 2012, compared with a net profit of $36.2 million in the same period last year.
The company said its offshore support vessel business faced one-off expenses related to preparatory work on a project.
In its offshore construction business, it reported "continuing strong competition ... which had an impact on the size and value of contracts."
Revenue fell to $132.5 million from $204.8 million, it said.