Cal Dive announced that it was awarded a contract on August 6, 2013, from Pemex Exploración y Producción that is expected to generate revenue of approximately $40 million. This award is in addition to the three Pemex awards already announced in 2013 for approximately $250 million. This most recent award brings the total expected revenue from contracts awarded by Pemex to Cal Dive this year to approximately $290 million. This latest contract is for the procurement, installation and commissioning of 3.5 kilometers of 20 inch subsea pipeline and associated tie-ins to an existing platform. The offshore construction is expected to commence toward the end of the fourth quarter 2013 with the remainder of the work expected to be performed during the first quarter 2014.
Commenting on the results and the contract award, Cal Dive’s Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer,
, stated, “The second quarter saw increased revenue and profitability from all of our international regions. For the quarter our international revenues increased by over 60% when compared to the second quarter 2012 and accounted for 65% of our total consolidated revenues. We continue to focus on our strategy of expanding our international operations, and expect that approximately 70% of our total 2013 annual consolidated revenues will come from international locations, led by work in Mexico.
“The U.S. Gulf of Mexico shallow water market overall continued to be sluggish during the second quarter and the work season had a late start due to weather during April and into May. Furthermore, we experienced a decline in the profitability of our two derrick barges year-over-year. The Pacific was in drydock much of the quarter but was fully utilized during second quarter last year on a large decommissioning project, and the Atlantic had low utilization in the quarter due to permitting delays for salvage and decommissioning projects and inclement weather at the very end of June. However, the outlook for the salvage and decommissioning market remains steady and these two assets are expected to have good utilization during the third quarter.”
Mr. Hébert continued, “We are very pleased to have just been awarded our fourth contract from Pemex this year. Looking ahead to the second half of the year, we will commence offshore operations in Mexico later in the third quarter. Our offshore schedule is always subject to change, but currently we expect to complete more work in Mexico during the fourth quarter than the third quarter. Therefore we expect the fourth quarter financial results to be comparable with the third quarter as the Mexico activity will offset the start of the typical winter season in the Gulf of Mexico. The remainder of the Mexico work will be completed during the first half of 2014 giving us better than usual utilization during the typically slow winter season. We will continue to actively bid more projects in Mexico over the remainder of 2013 for work in 2014.”