General Dynamics‘ NASSCO subsidiary has received a follow-on order from SEACOR Holdings‘ Seabulk Tankers subsidiary to design and build an ECO product carrier with an option to manufacture one more vessel.
NASSCO will construct a 50,000 deadweight ton vessel that is LNG-conversion-ready and capable of carrying 330,000 barrel cargo capacity, with the delivery date set for the last quarter of 2016, the companies said Tuesday.
“We are pleased to extend our partnership with SEACOR through a third and potentially a fourth ECO tanker,” said Kevin Graney, vice president and general manager at General Dynamics NASSCO.
Seabulk Tankers’ current order amounts to a total of three tankers along with the option to produce a fourth cargo ship.
“With three tankers on order at NASSCO, Seabulk, as an integrated ship-owner and operator, will continue to offer safe and customer focused transportation solutions for many years to come,” said Daniel Thorogood, president and COO of Seabulk Tankers.