ADS Maritime Holding Plc (“ADSMH” or “the Company”) has agreed to acquire a 5 % shareholding in AET Sea Shuttle AS and AET Sea Shuttle II AS, the owners of 4 modern shuttle tankers operating in the North Sea, mainly on long term charters to Equinor.
The vessels are as follows:
- DP 2 SH Tanker Eagle Blane Built 2019 125,000 DWT
- DP 2 SH Tanker Eagle Balder Built 2019 125,000 DWT
- DP 2 SH Tanker Eagle Bergen Built 2015 120,000 DWT
- DP 2 SH Tanker Eagle Barents Built 2015 120,000 DWT
(together the “Vessels”).
The majority partner in the owning companies will remain major Malaysian tanker owner AET, part of the MISC/Petronas Group. The vessels are operated by OSM Maritime.
Sellers are ADS Shipping Limited. The shares are acquired at a discount to valuations of the Vessels obtained from independent international brokers. The acquisition is financed by an interest-free sellers’ credit repayable within 2 years.
ADS Maritime Holding Plc has recently taken positions within the VLCC and MR segments. The current acquisition will both establish exposure in an additional segment in the oil & gas markets and prepare the Company for further growth.
Terje Bodin Larsen, CEO
+47 905 35 543
Dagfinn Andersen, CFO
+47 922 91 001