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Awilco LNG enters into new six-month charter agreement

Norwegian LNG transportation company Awilco LNG has entered a new time charter contract for a firm duration of about six months with an oil major.

Awilco LNG enters into new six-month charter agreement
Courtesy of Awilco LNG

On 10 August, Awilco LNG informed it entered into a new charter deal for the WilForce LNG tanker with an undisclosed oil major.

The vessel is a 2013-built tanker capable of transporting 156,000 cubic metres of LNG.

The contract is for a firm duration of about six months with delivery on 10 August. It is estimated to contribute an EBITDA of about $17 million over the charter period.

As was reported in June, Awilco LNG has also fixed three plus two-year contract starting in December that will be covered by the WilPride LNGC trading in the spot market until delivery.

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