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Caterpillar moves into finance

Caterpillar Oil & Gas has launched Asset Financial Solutions, a financial product that provides 100% financing new offshore or marine assets. The new solution enables Caterpillar to offer customers a tailored solution to optimize their business and expand their fleets without raising additional capital or taking on project construction risk.

“Our message is clear: we have a proprietary new financing model for the offshore industry that can help our customers succeed and grow despite down cycle market conditions,” Antti Ekqvist, Caterpillar Oil & Gas global offshore manager said. “The Asset Financial Solution was developed to be a simple, succinct financing source available for the complete duration of a customer’s project from the start of construction to post delivery and operation.”

Assets ideal, but not limited to, for the financing program include jackup and semi-submersible rigs, accommodation units, drillships, liftboats, offshore support vessels and tug boats.

“At Caterpillar, we are firmly committed to partnering with our customers to help them win regardless of market conditions. It’s our job to design concise, easy solutions that help their bottom line and we believe the new Asset Financial Solution delivers on that promise and more,” Ekqvist added.

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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