Teekay Offshore Partners L.P. agreed to acquire interests in two double-hull shuttle tankers for $160 million from Teekay Corporation (TK)
(Teekay), the parent of its general partner. The Partnership will acquire the 2000-built Navion Bergen and Teekay’s 50 percent interest in the 2006-built Navion Gothenburg, together with their respective 13-year, fixed-rate charters to a subsidiary of Petrobras Transporte S.A.
, the shipping arm of Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. It is expected that the vessels will deliver to Teekay Offshore in early July 2007 and will generate approximately $16 million per annum in cash flow from vessel operations and approximately $3.5 million per annum in distributable cash flow. Teekay Offshore will assume the pre-arranged financing of $123 million relating to these vessels and finance the remaining purchase price of approximately $37 million with borrowings under its existing revolving credit facilities, cash balances or both.
“We are pleased that Teekay Offshore will complete its first accretive acquisition only six months after its initial public offering,” said Peter Evensen
, Teekay Offshore’s Chief Executive Officer.