PETALING JAYA: MISC Bhd’s unit AET, one of the world’s leading petroleum tanker owners and operators, took delivery of Eagle Pilar.
Eagle Pillar is a new Suezmax second generation Dynamic Positioning (DP2) Shuttle Tanker which has been purpose built for long-term charter to Brazil Shipping I Ltd, a unit of Royal Dutch Shell plc.
AET said in a statement yesterday that Eagle Pilar had been successfully delivered to the company by Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) in South Korea.
AET said the vessel was safely constructed at the SHI yard and timely delivered amid the pandemic with all extra health and safety precautions taken by AET and the Eaglestar site teams working closely together with the SHI team to safeguard the ongoing construction and delivery.
“Today’s delivery of Eagle Pilar marks our first DP2 Shuttle Tanker to operate on long-term charter to Shell completing an agreement we reached two years ago, ” AET’s president and CEO Rajalingam Subramanian said.
“Following the delivery of Eagle Pilar, AET has another three new DP2 shuttle tankers to be delivered in 2021 and 2022 to Shell.
“With this latest delivery, AET has also further strengthened its position as a top owner and operator of 11 of these highly specialised shuttle tankers globally and especially in Latin America where we already operate six in the Brazilian Basin, ” Rajalingam added.
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