BW Pacific orders up to eight LR2s at Daehan

BW Pacific has placed an order for LR2 tankers at South Korea’s Daehan Shipbuilding.

The Singapore joint venture between BW Group and private equity firm PAG has opted for six firm 115,000 dwt ships plus two options. No price has been revealed for the ships, which will start to deliver from 2019 onwards.

“I can confirm the order,” BW Pacific’s CEO Tina Revsbech told Splash today.

BW Pacific currently operates 21 LR1 tankers and 22 MR tankers.


Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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