PETALING JAYA: MISC Bhd’s wholly-owned subsidiary AET Tanker Holdings Sdn Bhd has taken delivery of the Eagle Petrolina, the first of four Suezmax Dynamic Positioning (DP2) shuttle tankers purposed built for long-term charter to Brazilian multinational petroleum corporation, Petróleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras).
In a statement yesterday, AET said it had entered into a long-term charter with Petrobras last month to operate four Suezmax shuttle tankers in the Brazilian Basin, with the Eagle Petrolina being the first of these contracted vessels.
“She was delivered to AET on May 22 and will commence her operations in mid-late June joining the two vessels that AET already operates in the Brazilian Basin for Petrobras.
“Eagle Petrolina was built at Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) in South Korea where her three sisters are currently under construction and due to be delivered later this year.”
Amid the Covid-19 outbreak, AET said all extra health and safety precautions have been taken by the AET and Eaglestar site teams, which have been working closely together with the SHI team to safeguard the ongoing construction and delivery.
The four 152,000 deadweight tonnage vessels have been built to Petrobras’ technical requirements for DP2 shuttle tankers in a collaboration with SHI, DNV-GL and Eaglestar and will operate to the highest operational and environmental standards, including full compliance with IMO NOx Tier 3 and SOx emission requirements.
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