Ardmore orders new chemical tankers
Ardmore Shipping Corporation is expanding its fleet with two 37,000 tonne IMO 2 chemical tanker newbuilds worth US$32.7m each.
The eco-design tankers will be built by South Korea’s Hyundai Mipo Dockyard Co (HMD) with options for further equipment upgrades. Ardmore has also negotiated fixed price options for additional vessels.
Ardmore is expected to receive the vessels by Q1 2015.
This latest order is part of the company’s fleet expansion plan and adds to its recent orders for two 50,300 tonne IMO 3 eco-design product tankers from SPP Shipbuilding Co, South Korea. The two-ship order is worth approximately US$68,500,000, inclusive of ballast water treatment systems.
These vessels extend the series from SPP to a total of eight, with deliveries beginning in January 2014. Delivery of the product tankers from SPP is expected in the second and third quarters of 2015.
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