GEM, Hyundai Sign Contract for Five Tankers

Tuesday, August 08, 2006
Gulf Energy Maritime (GEM) awarded South Korea's Hyundai Mipo Dockyard Co. Ltd. a contract for five high specification double hulled product/chemical tankers for delivery during 2006/2007. The contract, valued at approximately $180m, is for three tankers each with a 37,000 ton capacity and two with a 47,000 ton capacity. They will be fitted with the latest deep well pumps and meet international environmental safety requirements by being completely double-hulled. Hyundai Mipo was selected following extensive consultations with a number of international shipbuilders. The five new vessels will join a GEM fleet which currently comprises two, four-year-old panamax coated tankers and four additional panamax tankers which are scheduled for delivery from Hyundai Heavy Industries next year. (Source: The Seoul Times)
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