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Six more for Scorpio

Six more for Scorpio
New York: Ever-expanding Scorpio Tankers Inc. has exercised options for six product carriers at Hyundai Mipo Dockyard Co. (HMD) in a deal worth around $195m.

The four 51,000 dwt MR product tankers were signed at a cost of $33m each whilst the two ice class 37,000 dwt handymaxes come in at $31.25m a piece.

The vessels bring Scorpio's newbuild list to 26 vessels totalling 1.3m dwt, not including options held for a further 12 product tankers at HMD and SPP Shipbuilding in Korea. All of the vessels currently on order are due to be delivered before the end of 2014.

New York listed Scorpio currently operates a fleet of 13 owned vessels with 19 vessels chartered in.

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