Maersk Drilling could become one of the world's most valuable rig companies

Clarksons Platou estimates that Maersk Drilling with its upcoming listing could become the world's second-largest company based on market value. Maersk Drilling is scheduled to be listed on the stock exchange over the course of 2019.

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The spinning off of Maersk Drilling has the potential to create the world's second-largest drilling company measured in market value, says analyst firm Clarksons Platou following publication of Maersk's second quarter report Friday.

In the report, the Danish group flagged its plans for the drilling company, which it has been trying to spin off for the past few years. The solution is a listing which is expected to take place in 2019.

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