The following is the text of a news release from Aker Philadelphia Shipyard:
(PHILADELPHIA) — Aker Philadelphia Shipyard Inc. (APSI), the sole operating subsidiary of Aker Philadelphia Shipyard ASA, has delivered its second Aframax tanker to SeaRiver Maritime Inc. (SeaRiver), Exxon Mobil Corp.’s U.S. marine affiliate.
The 820-foot-long, 115,000-deadweight ton tanker was delivered within the time frame most recently reported by AKPS and will transport up to 800,000 barrels of Alaskan North Slope crude oil from Prince William Sound, Alaska to the U.S. West Coast. The vessel is equipped with double hull protection, the latest navigation and communications equipment, and an energy-efficient engine.
“Delivery of this vessel marks the conclusion of a successful project that has transformed our company for the better. We are proud of the Eagle Bay and are confident that she will serve the SeaRiver organization well over the decades to come. On behalf of the 1,100 men and women of APSI, I would like to extend our gratitude to SeaRiver for the opportunity to serve their newbuild needs and for what has been a productive partnership.” said Steinar Nerbovik, APSI’s President and CEO.
APSI delivered its first Aframax tanker, the Liberty Bay, to SeaRiver in 2014 and it is successfully serving SeaRiver in their Alaskan trade. APSI is currently building four 50,000-dwt product tankers for Crowley. In addition the company has contracts for two 50,000-dwt product tankers for Philly Tankers LLC and two 3,600-TEU containerships for Matson Navigation, with deliveries in 2018. For more information on the shipyard, visit www.akerphiladelphia.com.