Euronav NV (NYSE: EURN & Euronext: EURN) (Euronav) announces that yesterday the joint venture with International Seaways (INSW) has received a letter of award in relation to a contract for five years for the service of the FSO Africa and FSO Asia in direct continuation of the current contractual service.
Euronav's FSO Asia
The letter of award was received from North Oil Company, the future operator of the Al-Shaheen oil field, whose shareholders are Qatar Petroleum Oil & Gas Limited and Total E&P Golfe Limited. This award is subject to successful negotiation and documentation of the services contracts.
The intent is that the new contracts for these custom-made 3 million barrels capacity units that have been serving the Al-Shaheen field without interruption since 2010 will have a duration of five years starting at the expiry of the existing contracts with Maersk Oil Qatar.
The existing contracts will remain in force until expiry in the third quarter of 2017. If negotiations and documentation are successfully concluded, the new contracts are expected over their full duration to generate revenues for the joint venture in excess of USD 360 million, excluding reimbursement for agreed operating expenses which will be dealt with on an open book basis.
The signing of definitive services contracts remain subject to the resolution of substantive business terms and conditions and no assurance can be given that such resolution will be achieved.
Euronav's FSO Africa