07 July 2017
Epic Gas Ltd. Adds 42nd Vessel To Pressurised Lpg Fleet
Epic Gas Ltd. (“Epic Gas” or the “Company”) announced today that it has taken delivery of the 7,500 cbm LPG carrier Epic Boracay, built in 2009 at Murakami Hide Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., Japan. The acquisition represents the latest step in Epic’s strategic consolidation of, and growth within, the pressurised LPG sector. Since 2013, the Company has acquired 10 second-hand vessels and taken delivery of 17 newbuild vessels as part of our mission to build the leading last-mile service provider to the global seaborne LPG trade:
- Youngest Fleet – 8 years
- Largest Capacity – 276,400 cbm
- Largest Average Size – 6,581 cbm
- Only fleet covering PR spectrum from 3,500-11,000 cbm – 42 vessels
- All Japanese built
- Technical and commercial platform for in-house management
As of today, the Company’s fleet is segmented on a global basis as follows:
|Vessel Segment||Americas||EMEA||Asia||Total Fleet||CBM Capacity|
|3,300 – 4,999 cbm||2||2||5||9||32,500|
|5,000 – 6,999 cbm||3||3||5||11||56,300|
|7,000 – 8,999 cbm||2||8||4||14||102,600|
The acquisition was financed by a combination of equity and debt. Part of the equity portion of the acquisition was funded through the issuance of 85,714 shares at a share price of NOK 15/share.
Following registration of the new share capital, the Company will have an issued share capital of USD 704,717.71, divided into 70,471,771 shares, each with a nominal value of USD 0.01. NIBC Bank N.V. provided a senior secured loan facility of USD 8.5 million with a 5-year tenor.
About Epic Gas
Epic Gas owns and operates a fleet of fully pressurised gas carriers providing seaborne services for the transportation of liquefied petroleum gas and petrochemicals. The company controls a fleet of 42 vessels which serve the international supply chains of leading oil majors and commodity traders throughout Asia, Europe, Africa and the Americas.
Epic Gas Ltd.
Uta Urbaniak-Sage, +65 6230 7801
Chief Financial Officer
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