Press Release – 21 Jan 2014
5,000 CBM NEWBUILD “EPIC ST. THOMAS” DELIVERED FROM SASAKI
Singapore 21 January 2014 – Epic Gas Ltd. announced that their 5,000cbm fully-pressurised gas carrier, Epic St. Thomas, was delivered yesterday from Sasaki Shipyard in Japan. In attendance at the delivery ceremony was the vessel’s godmother, Ms. Gina Fyffe, Executive Director of Integra, the global petrochemical trading group.
Lars Vang Christensen, CEO of Epic Gas, states: “We are extremely pleased with the high quality workmanship and design of the Epic St. Thomas. Our commercial team are in the final stages of negotiating a long term contract with an Oil Major for operating the vessel in Europe.”
The next newbuild addition to the fleet will be the 5,000cbm sister ship, Epic St. Croix, to be delivered from Sasaki Shipyard in April this year. Lars Vang Christensen added: “This is the first delivery of our newbuild/fleet expansion programme. We look forward to a busy year ahead as we continue to expand and renew our fleet to meet growing demand for modern tonnage.”
About Epic Gas
Epic Gas, headquartered in Singapore, owns and operates a fleet of fully pressurised gas carriers providing seaborne services for the transportation of liquefied petroleum gas and petrochemicals. Including the newbuildings, the Company controls a fleet of 38 vessels which serve as a link in the international gas and petrochemical supply chains of leading oil majors and commodity trading houses throughout Asia, Europe, West Africa and the Americas.
Epic Gas also provides commercial and technical management for external owners.
Epic Gas Ltd.
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Chief Financial Officer