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STX takes four plus four VLCC order from Maersk

STX takes four plus four VLCC order from Maersk

Seoul: South Korea's STX Shipbuilding has received an order from Maersk for four VLCCs. Total price of the ships is about $640 million, or $160 million apiece. The ships are scheduled for delivery by April 2012. The contract carries an option for four additional ships.
The newbuildings will be 320,000 dwt ships measuring 332 meters long, 60 meters wide and 30.5 meters deep. STX now has a backlog of 25 VLCCs having won its first such order for this ship type from Greece's Alba Maritime as recently as this Spring. [11/9/08]


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