Bergen, 13 May 2022: Scana more than doubled revenues and EBITDA in the first quarter. Revenues increased by 126 per cent to NOK 208 million compared to the same period last year, while EBITDA was up 140 per cent to NOK 16 million, with the acquisition of PSW Group being the main driver.
“Scana have transitioned to a new company. The acquisition of PSW Group closed on 11 January 2022, and Scana now forms a driving force for the green shift in the ocean industries,” says Styrk Bekkenes, CEO of Scana.
“Our ambition is to reach NOK 1.7 billion in revenues in 2025. We are well-positioned towards two major trends: Electrification and emission reducing solutions. In addition to organic growth, we have a platform for continued value accretive growth through M&A,” he continues.
During the first quarter, several strategic contracts were won across all business areas. The order intake for the quarter was NOK 248 million, compared to NOK 58 million last year, and the order backlog rose 119 per cent to NOK 399 million. The order intake represents a book-to-bill of 1.2 times.
With a new set of portfolio companies, Scana is organized in three business areas: Offshore, Energy and Maritime. Energy consists of Scana’s businesses contributing to the electrification onshore and offshore, and was the largest business area in Q1 2022, both measured against revenues and order book.
“Energy contributes with NOK 187 million of the order backlog, emphasizing Scana’s transition towards the electrification megatrend. In Offshore we are well positioned to participate in the expected uptick in offshore activities with a product and service offering to reduce our customers’ carbon footprint,” says Bekkenes.
Maritime represents Scana’s offering of mooring solutions to floating structures across ocean industries and valve control systems to shipping and offshore customers.
Contracts won so far this year include shore power for Havnekraft, shore power for arctic cruise vessels visiting Iceland, sea farming mooring for Nordlaks Oppdrett, two mooring contracts for FPSO projects in Brazil, and a significant contract from Wärtsilä Gas Solutions for LNG valve control systems.
In addition to the PSW transaction, the acquisition of Trans Construction was completed in the first quarter. “Our business area Energy is further strengthened with the acquisition of Trans Construction (ATC), reinforcing the position within e-house modules to enhance decarbonization of the ocean industries,” says Bekkenes.