Aker Solutions is on track with a plan to split into two companies at the end of September, including one that will keep the current name and be comprised of the Subsea, Umbilicals, Engineering, and Maintenance, Modifications and Operations (MMO) areas. Pro forma second-quarter revenue for the new Aker Solutions rose to NOK 8.1 billion from NOK 7.5 billion a year earlier, helped by a 13 percent increase in sales of subsea equipment and services. The new company's pro forma earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) increased to NOK 592 million in the quarter from NOK 481 million a year earlier.
Pro forma revenue for the other company, which will be called Akastor and include Drilling Technologies, Aker Oilfield Services, Process Systems, Surface Products and Business Solutions, climbed 25 percent in the second quarter to NOK 6 billion. The company had a pro forma EBITDA loss of NOK 129 million in the quarter versus a profit of NOK 303 million a year earlier. The earnings were impacted by one-off items totaling NOK 451 million, including a previously announced provision on the Aker Wayfarer, a vessel in the Aker Oilfield Services unit.