September 11, 2003
Teekay buys half SPT
Teekay Shipping Corporation (Teekay)(NYSE:TK) today announced that it intends to create a joint venture with I.M. Skaugen ASA (OSE:IMSK).
Under the intended structure, Teekay will buy 50 percent of Skaugen's wholly owned subsidiary, Skaugen PetroTrans (SPT), a company engaged in the lightering business.
The transaction is expected to be effective October 1. The price for the 50 per cent interest in SPT will comprise of a cash payment upon commencement plus a cash "earn-out" element based on cash flow generated over the next five years. Further details will be made available after October 1.
SPT will continue to operate as an autonomous entity under the joint venture agreement ,with its own management and Board of Directors, but with the additional benefit of the backing of Teekay, the world's largest owner and operator of mid-sized tankers.
SPT is the largest company in the specialized business of ship to ship transfers of crude oil and currently handles about 1.4 million barrels of oil a day, which equates to about 14 percent of the US oil imports.