• 2015 November 30 14:03

    TORM orders four LR2 newbuildings

    TORM has today entered into an agreement to purchase four fuel-efficient LR2 newbuildings from Guangzhou Shipyard International with expected delivery in the period between the fourth  quarter of 2017 and the second quarter of 2018, the company said in its press release.

    The agreement includes the option to purchase up to six additional vessels within the LR2, LR1 or MR segment with expected delivery in 2018 and  2019. TORM has utilized its long-term relationship with GSI and China State Shipbuilding Corporation to  source the contract.

    TORM already has 16 GSI vessels in the current fleet and has good technical  and commercial experience with these vessels. The vessels will be constructed according to TORM’s specifications in order to optimize trading. This is TORM’s first ordering of newbuildings since 2008. 

    TORM expects to have a total CAPEX relating to the four firm vessels of approximately USD 200m  including extra costs related to TORM’s design requirements and supervision. TORM is in advanced dialogue with potential lenders in order to obtain financing for the newbuildings. With this agreement, TORM has CAPEX commitmen ts of USD 273m covering the remaining CAPEX on TORM’s remaining three MR newbuildings, one second-hand MR vessel and the four new LR2  vessels. TORM has a liquidity position of approximately USD 280m including available debt facilities of USD 97m. 

    About TORM

    TORM is one of the world’s leading carriers of refined oil products. The Company operates a fleet of approximately 80 modern vessels with a  strong commitment to safety, environmental responsibility and cust omer service. TORM was fou nded in 1889. The Company conducts  business  worldwide and is headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark.


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