We are pleased to advise that Grieg Shipbrokers assisted Utkilen in placing newbuilding contracts with AVIC Dingheng Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. in China for up to four advanced 9,900 dwt. ice-class chemical tankers with cargo tanks in duplex stainless steel.
The vessels will be the latest eco-design, fitted with modern and fuel efficient dual fuel ready engines. Delivery is expected in 2019 and 2020. The order is for two firm vessels and an additional two options.
Utkilen AS is a fully integrated shipping company with headquarters in Bergen, Norway. The company was founded in 1967, owns and operates 18 ice-class chemical tankers ranging from around 5,000 to 20,000 dwt. in size. Utkilen is one of the major owners in this segment in Northern Europe.