Scorpio Tankers has reached agreements to construct four Very Large Gas Carriers (VLGC) at two yards in South Korea along with two MR and two Handymax ice class-1A fuel efficient product tankers at Hyundai Mipo Dockyard Co., Ltd. of South Korea (HMD). Additionally, the Company took delivery of the eleventh vessel under its newbuilding program at HMD, 'STI Fontvieille'.
The Company has reached agreements with Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries ("HSHI") and Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering Co., Ltd. ("DSME") for the construction of four VLGCs for approximately $75.0 million each. These vessels are 84,000 cubic meter tankers designed for the carriage of LPG and are scheduled to be delivered in the third and fourth quarters of 2015. As part of these agreements, the Company has also negotiated fixed price options for additional vessels.
Product Tanker Newbuildings
The Company reached an agreement with HMD to construct four product tankers consisting of two 52,000 dwt MR product tankers for approximately $35.0 million each and two Handymax ice class-1A (37,000 dwt) product tankers for approximately $32.0 million each. The MR tankers are scheduled to be delivered in the second quarter of 2015 and the Handymax ice class-1A tankers are scheduled to be delivered in the fourth quarter of 2014.
Delivery of 'STI Fontvieille'
The Company took delivery of the eleventh MR product tanker under its Newbuilding program, STI Fontvieille, and upon delivery, the vessel began a time charter for up to 120 days at $19,000 per day.