Lamprell churns bigger profit as projects complete ahead of budget

Thu Aug 28, 2014 2:20am EDT

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Aug 28 (Reuters) - Oil rig maker Lamprell Plc's operating profit nearly tripled as it completed four major projects ahead of budget in the first half of the year.

The Dubai-based company reported an operating profit of $53.4 million in the six months ended June 30, compared with $19.2 million a year earlier.

Revenue rose 25 percent to $632.3 million. (Reporting by Roshni Menon in Bangalore; Editing by Gopakumar Warrier)