China Development Bank Leasing (CDBL) has announced that it has entered into sale and leaseback agreements with an undisclosed party for two 162,000 cu m ice class LNG carriers.
Under the agreements, CDBL will acquire the two vessels via two special purpose companies CDBL Ocean and CDBL Planet for $363.8m in total and lease them back to the charterer for 12 years. The total lease interest is around $150m.
Splash research suggests that the two vessels in the transaction most likely are Greek owner Dynagas Holdings’ Clean Ocean (2014-built) and Clean Planet (2014-built). Both vessels have fixed 15-year charter contracts starting from July 2019 with the Yamal LNG project.