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June 19, 2014
10:48 EDTKBR, CBI, FLR, JECKBR declines after 'disappointing' unexpected quarterly losses
Shares of engineering, construction and services company KBR (KBR) are falling after the firm reported that it will undertake a strategic review of its business following "disappointing" first quarter losses. WHAT'S NEW: KBR reported a Q1 loss per share of (29c), while analysts had forecast earnings per share of 38c. The company's Q1 revenue of $1.6B missed the consensus estimate of $1.77B. KBR's recently appointed CEO, Stuart Bradie, called the overall results for the quarter "disappointing" and said that they were impacted by losses at its Service segment's pipe fabrication and module assembly facility in Canada and on two U.S. construction projects, as well as underperformance in its IGP business. Bradie said its Hydrocarbons, and especially the firm's Gas Monetization segments, continued their strong performance during the quarter. KBR is set to undergo an in-depth strategic review of its businesses to evaluate how the company can best address the markets it serves. Once completed, KBR will provide an update to the market and expects to resume its previous practice of providing earnings guidance. Looking forward, Bradie explained that the firm's market position "remains strong" with a good pipeline of early stage front end engineering design and engineering procurement and construction opportunities throughout the world. WHAT'S NOTABLE: On April 9, KBR appointed Bradie president and CEO of the company effective June 2. Bradie succeeded William Utt, who retired. On May 30, KBR announced that it has completed the previously announced restatement of its financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2013. KBR announced at that time that it was amending its unaudited financial statements as of September 30, 2013, and its unaudited quarterly data for the quarter ended December 31, 2013. OTHERS TO WATCH: Other companies in the engineering and construction sector include Chicago Bridge & Iron (CBI), Fluor (FLR), and Jacobs Engineering (JEC). PRICE ACTION: During morning trading, KBR fell $2.63, or 10%, to $23.69.
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October 24, 2014
11:44 EDTFLRFluor shares could double over next five years, Barron's says
Year to date, shares of Fluor have dropped about 20%, but the company has great long term potential given its $40B backlog of projects and strong cash position, Barron's reports. Reference Link
October 23, 2014
16:09 EDTCBIChicago Bridge & Iron says Q3 new awards $3B, backlog $30.7B
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16:08 EDTCBIChicago Bridge & Iron reports Q3 adjusted EPS $1.51, consensus $1.41
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13:19 EDTFLRFluor, Technip awarded RAPID UIO project in Malaysia
Technip (TKPPY), in a joint venture with Fluor (FLR), was awarded an engineering, procurement and construction management contract by PRPC Utilities and Facilities for the PETRONAS Refinery and Petrochemical Integrated Development project located in the state of Johor, Malaysia. Under this contract, the Fluor and Technip joint venture will be responsible for the utilities, interconnecting and offsites scope of work. RAPIDís refinery start-up is expected by early 2019. Technipís operating centre in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, will execute the contract.
09:15 EDTKBRKBR awarded Statoil global MSA
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09:06 EDTFLRFluor, Technip awarded RAPID refinery facilities project in Malaysia
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08:54 EDTFLR, CBI, JECEngineering & construction stocks undervalued, says Sterne Agee
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October 21, 2014
07:47 EDTJECJacobs Engineering awarded Remediation task order
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07:47 EDTJECJacobs awarded two-year framework agreement from MODON
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October 16, 2014
08:39 EDTKBRKBR Daewoo Consortium wins FLNG FEED contract
KBR announced that the KD Consortium, consisting of KBR and Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering, has been awarded a front end engineering design, or FEED, contract by Eni East Africa SpA for a floating liquefied natural gas, or FLNG, facility for the Coral South Development Project located in Mozambique. With the award, the KD consortium will be one of three consortia competing for the engineering, procurement, construction, installation and commissioning contract to build the new floating LNG facility for Eni East Africa and its partners to develop the hydrocarbon discovery in the Rovuma Basin in Mozambique.
October 15, 2014
08:09 EDTCBIExelon, Chicago Bridge & Iron and 8 Rivers partner for demonstration plant
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October 14, 2014
08:05 EDTCBICB&I announces gasification technology award in China
CB&I announced it has been awarded a contract by Shandong Sincier Petrochemical for the license and engineering design of a gasification unit to be built near Dongying, Shandong Province, China. The unit will utilize CB&I's proprietary E-GasPlus technology for a three-train facility to produce syngas for hydrogen, fuel gas and power. This plant will have the capability of operating on coal and petroleum coke, or a combination of these fuels with a liquid or solid residue from an upstream hydrocracking unit. This will be in addition to six other process units licensed earlier by Sincier using CB&I's technology to produce octane boosting, clean gasoline blendstocks, residue upgrading and petrochemicals production.
07:46 EDTJECJacobs on team to deliver Ravenhall Prison project in Melbourne, Australia
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07:46 EDTJECJacobs awarded contract from Los Angeles County Department of Public Works
Jacobs announced that it has received an award from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works to provide project management/construction management and project controls support services for the design, renovation and construction of multiple facilities at the Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center in Downey, California. The overall program budget is up to $400M.The project includes the renovation and rehabilitation of an historic building, a new patient tower addition, two medical office buildings, demolition of multiple structures, and landscape/hardscape of over half of the site. Additionally, it includes design management and coordination with involved jurisdictions including the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development and the State Historic Preservation Office. The project is expected to be delivered using both job order contracting for make-ready work and design-build for the major building portions.

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