HOUSTON, March 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- McDermott International, Ltd today announced that it has invested in Lummus Technology Holdings I LLC, a holding company of Lummus Technology. Under the terms of the share and asset purchase agreement for the sale of Lummus Technology—entered into with a joint partnership between Haldia Petrochemicals Ltd., a flagship company of The Chatterjee Group, and Rhône Capital (the "Joint Partnership") on January 21, 2020—McDermott was provided the option to purchase a minority common equity ownership interest in the entity purchasing Lummus. McDermott recently exercised its option.
"This agreement not only reinforces our already-robust and active relationship, but also reflects our support of—and belief in—Lummus' long-term strategic plan," said David Dickson, President and CEO of McDermott. "Together, we will continue to combine McDermott's innovative EPC delivery with Lummus' innovative technology solutions to our customers across the globe."
The sale of Lummus was part of McDermott's comprehensive restructuring process, which McDermott successfully completed on June 30, 2020. Since the sale, McDermott and Lummus have continued to work together through their strategic agreement to bring customers technology solutions through the entire plant life cycle.
About McDermott McDermott is a premier, fully-integrated provider of engineering and construction solutions to the energy industry. Our customers trust our technology-driven approach to design and build infrastructure solutions to responsibly transport and transform oil and gas into the products the world needs today. From concept to commissioning, our expertise and comprehensive solutions deliver certainty, innovation and added value to energy projects around the world. It is called the "One McDermott Way." Operating in over 54 countries, McDermott's locally-focused and globally-integrated resources include more than 30,000 employees, a diversified fleet of specialty marine construction vessels and fabrication facilities around the world. To learn more, visit www.mcdermott.com.
About Lummus Technology With a heritage spanning more than 110 years and a focus on innovation that has resulted in approximately 130 technologies and 3,400 patents, Lummus Technology is the global leader in developing and implementing process technologies. Lummus is a Master Licensor of petrochemical, refining, gasification, gas processing and renewable technologies, and a supplier of catalysts, proprietary equipment and related services to customers worldwide. To learn more about Lummus, visit www.LummusTechnology.com.
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