Sapura Energy unit to dispose pipe laying vessel for RM313m

by AZREEN HANI / pic source:

SAPURA Energy Bhd wholly owned subsidiary, Sapura 3000 Pte Ltd, has agreed to dispose its pipe-laying and crane vessel known as Sapura 3000 for a total cash consideration of US$71.5 million or approximately RM312.8 million.

This is following the firm’s agreement with Safeen Feeder Co — Sole Proprietorship LLC — a company in the Abu Dhabi Ports Group of Cos.

Sapura Energy said in a statement yesterday that the price of the vessel was based on a willing buyer-willing seller basis, after conducting an international request for proposal process.

“The cash generated from the proposed disposal of Sapura 3000 will be utilised for working capital and to reduce the borrowings of the group,” the firm added.

The proposed asset disposal exercise is part of the group’s Reset plan, which focuses on Sapura Energy’s long-term sustainability by improving its liquidity position, streamlining its operating model and providing greater flexibility for strategic growth.

Sapura Energy expects the sale of the asset to be completed by the middle of July this year.

The Sapura 3000 is a heavy lift pipe laying vessel, equipped with a 3,000 short tonnes revolving mast crane, capable of executing deep and shallow water projects. Sapura 3000 was built in 2008 and is currently sailing under the flag of Malaysia.