Feb 2 (Reuters) - - Canada’s North American Energy Partners Inc posted a third-quarter loss, hurt by a writedown on a contract with Canadian Natural Resources Ltd .
North American Energy, which provides mining and pipeline installation services to oil sands operators, posted a net loss of C$1.9 million, or 5 Canadian cents a share, compared with a profit of C$3.7 million, or 10 Canadian cents a share, a year ago.
The company expects to take C$40 million to C$45 million in writedown by the end of fiscal in March 31 due to a halt in production at Canadian Natural’s Horizon project in Alberta after a fire early last year.
Revenue grew 7 percent to C$284.6 million, helped by an about 38 percent rise at its piling segment offsetting some customer losses. (Reporting by Aftab Ahmed in Bangalore; Editing by Sriraj Kalluvila)