Teekay Secures Loan for Shuttle Tanker Newbuilds
International midstream services provider, Teekay Offshore Partners announced that it has secured a new $414 million long-term debt facility that will be used to finance four LNG-fueled Suezmax DP2 shuttle tanker newbuildings.
Upon delivery in 2019 and 2020, two of the vessels will commence operations under the Partnership’s Master Agreement with Equinor, while the remaining two vessels will join the Partnership’s contract of affreightment (CoA) shuttle tanker portfolio in the North Sea, said a release from the marine energy transportation company.
The new facility is funded and guaranteed by both Canadian and Norwegian export credit agencies, and commercial banks and bears interest at LIBOR + 225 basis points with a tenor for up to 12 years from the delivery date of each vessel and a blended profile of 18 years.
“We are grateful for the continued strong support we receive from our growing bank group, as represented by our new $414 million debt facility,” commented Ingvild Sæther, President and CEO of Teekay Offshore Group Ltd.
Teekay Offshore Partners provides marine transportation, oil production, storage, long-distance towing and offshore installation, and maintenance and safety services for the oil industry.