August 5, 2006
COSCO wins first FSO contracts
COSCO Corporation (Singapore) Limited says that its 51%-owned subsidiary, COSCO Shipyard Group has secured its first Floating Storage and Offloading Unit (FSO) newbuilding and conversion contracts. The three contracts are worth a total US$74.8 million
Mr. Ji Hai Sheng, Vice Chairman and President of the Company and Vice Chairman of COSCO Shipyard Group said, "We are particularly pleased with our first FSO new building project. This marks our Group's entry into the lucrative offshore engineering market. The 52,000 dwt FSO, which is an important supporting storage facility of an oil rig, will be built at Cosco Zhoushan Shipyard in January 2007."
Mr. Ji added, "The FSO contract is a vote of confidence for the Cosco Shipyard Group. We won the job against very competent and experienced ship builders in collaboration with our Singapore partner SembCorp Marine. Our clients' confidence that we would complete this specialized job for delivery in good time is testimony to the growing technical competence of the Chinese shipbuilding industry in general and Cosco in particular. "
Listed on the main board of the Singapore Exchange, COSCO Corporation is a diversified group with core activities in shipping and shipping related services.
The group owns bulk carriers and majority stake in the largest shipyard group in China, operates shipping agencies as well as provides marine engineering and ship repair services. COSCO Corporation is the listed subsidiary of China Ocean Shipping (Group) Company, the largest shipping group in China.