$40-Million Order Won By AESA For 140,000-Dwt Oil Tanker For CNN

An option to build a second 140,000-dwt oil tanker at the Puerto Real yard of Astilleros Espanoles SA has been taken up by Nacionale de Navegacion (CNN), bringing to five the number of Suezmax tankers on order at the state-owned facility in southern Spain.

The 899-foot-long by 141-foot vessel will be equipped with Burmeister & Wain main machinery developing 18,300 bhp and a service speed of 14 knots. Astilleros Espanoles said the engineroom would be fully automated and the ship would operate with a crew of 18.

The price of the new tanker is expected to be upwards of $40 million Construction of the new tanker provides a further 750,000 manhours of work for Puerto Real, which will be working at full capacity by next year.

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