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Pertamina to boost tanker fleet

Pertamina to boost tanker fleet

Indonesia: State oil and gas firm Pertamina plans to invest $333 million to buy 12 tankers this year. Suhartoko, Pertamina senior vice president of shipping said the company planned to order 12 tankers for delivery between 2012 and 2013.

The company has already tendered for the construction of four liquefied petroleum gas tankers for a total investment of $128 million. The tender is for a pair of 3,500 cbm capacity LPG carriers, and two 23,000 cbm capacity vessels.

Pertamina is awaiting shareholder approval to acquire three 3,500 dwt tankers; one 6,000 dwt tanker; two 17,500 dwt tankers and LPG carriers of 3,500 cbm and 45,000 cbm.

The smaller tankers are to be ordered from domestic Indonesian yards, while the larger tonnage will be ordered from overseas yards. [19/01/10]