Euronav NV announced that Maersk Oil Qatar
AS has awarded two contracts for the provision of Floating Storage and Offloading (‘FSO’) services on the Al Shaheen field off shore Qatar. The award has been made in favor of a joint venture between
Euronav NV and Overseas Shipholding Group. Within the limits of its confidentiality
obligations, the company can disclose that the award of the contracts for eight years is to be performed by two vessels, the TI Asia (2002) and the TI Africa (2002), both double hull tankers with 442,000 deadweight tones, the largest ships of this type in the world and currently respectively in the ownership of Euronav and OSG.
The Contracts will call for extensive conversion and the vessels will commence the provision of FSO services in July and September of 2009.