Bouygues Offshore report consolidated net sales of $ 235.8 million in the first quarter of 2002, an increase of 8.1 percent over the prior-year period.
This sustained growth reflected a high level of activity in the Offshore and Maritime and River Works segments and an upturn in the LNG market.
New orders rose by 67 percent to $ 309.4 million over first-quarter 2001, driven by the coming into force of the Rhourde Ouled Djemma field development and construction contract
in Algeria and the signature of an LNG contract
. Bouygues Offshore thus
confirms its presence and market leadership in Algeria, where it operates through its subsidiary BOS Sofresid Algerie, and in the high potential LNG market through