Brazil's Estaleiro Atlantico Sul (EAS) shipyard has been given approval from Transpetro to build four more suezmax tankers after Korea's Samsung Heavy Industries agreed to collaborate further on their construction.
Samsung has been assisting the yard to build initial six such tankers and has now agreed to help EAS' four more tanker construction.
Earlier this year, in May, Transpetro put on hold the deal to build 16 tankers out of a total of 22-ship order.
The first six suezmax vessels had undergone a severe delays in construction.
In March Samsung withdrew participating in the tankers' construction but the Korean shipbuilder is said to have returned to assist four more tankers, totaling 10 tankers.
The ten suezmax newbuildings are all scheduled to be delivered from EAS by 2016.
However the suspension of the 12 remaining tankers will stay put on hold because no established technology partner has emerged yet for them.
Published : November 20, 2012
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