English | 简体中文 | 繁體中文 | 한국어 | 日本語
Monday, 2 July 2018, 20:00 HKT/SGT
Share:
    

Source: Wintermar Offshore Marine Group
Wintermar Offshore (WINS.JK) Fully Repays US$39.72 Million Loan
WINS is pleased to commemorate the full repayment of a US$39.72 million syndicated loan to OCBC and PT OCBC NISP.

JAKARTA, July 2, 2018 - (ACN Newswire) - On 1st July 2018, the WINS Group fully repaid the US$39.72 million syndicated loan by OCBC Bank and PT OCBC NISP that was disbursed in 2010. Sugiman Layanto, Managing Director of PT Wintermar Offshore Marine Tbk (WINS), said, "Although the past few years have been very challenging for everyone in the oil and gas sector, Wintermar has stood by our commitment to pay down our loans. We are proud to conclude the final repayment of our first syndicated loan of US$39.72 million according to schedule. The current industry environment provides good opportunities to reposition for growth and by managing our gearing at a conservative level of 50% at present, we are in a good position to capitalize when a good opportunity arises. We are thankful to OCBC for their support of the Wintermar Group and look forward to continuing our strong relationship."

Sale of 2 units of Fast Multipurpose Supply Vessels to Fast Offshore Supply Pte Ltd.

In a separate information disclosure on 29th June 2018, WINS announced that a 51% subsidiary, PT Fast Offshore Indonesia has entered into a MOA to sell 2 Fast Multipurpose Vessels to an Associate Company, Fast Offshore Supply Pte Ltd ("FOS"), to partially offset a loan of US$15.2 million from the same company. This transaction would further reduce the group's total long term loans to US$70.6 million. The resulting reduction in interest expenses and loan repayments in future years, would therefore free up future cash flow for more targeted investments should the opportunity arise. As this is an affiliated transaction, the Company has complied with OJK Regulations in obtaining an independent Fairness Opinion from KJPP Bambang & Ernasapta which concluded that the transaction was conducted at arms' length using an independent market valuation for the vessel and is considered fair to the public shareholders.

This sale is part of a deleveraging exercise to strengthen the group's financial position and streamline the Company's fleet to optimize utilization as the oil and gas industry is seen to have bottomed. The two vessels are the older of the 4 units of Fast Multipurpose Vessels in the Company's fleet for which the demand of this type of vessels in Indonesia has been very weak. FOS, based in Singapore, manage a fleet of similar vessels working in overseas markets like Russia and Brunei where there is better demand for such specialized vessels. Following the sale, the Group will have reduced the overall net gearing to 43% from 50% at end of December 2017, therefore is better placed to undertake selective capital expenditure in the future which have better utilization prospects.

So far this year the Group has sold a total of 5 vessels for a total consideration of US$16.2 million.

WINS Group's contracts on hand as at the end of May 2018 amounted to US$71.0 million.

About Wintermar Offshore Marine Group

Wintermar Offshore Marine Group (WINS.JK), developed over 40 years with a track record of quality that is both a source of pride and responsibility that we are dedicated to upholding, sails a fleet of more than 70 Offshore Support Vessels ready for long term as well as spot charters. All operated by experienced Indonesian crew, tracked by satellite systems and monitored in real time by shore-based Vessel Teams.

In 2011, Wintermar became the first shipping company in Indonesia to be certified with an Integrated Management System by Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance, comprising ISO 9001:2008 (Quality), ISO14001:2004 (Environment) and OHSAS 18001:2007 (Occupational Health and Safety). For more information, please visit www.wintermar.com.

Contact:
Ms. Pek Swan Layanto, CFA 
Investor Relations 
PT Wintermar Offshore Marine Tbk
Tel: +62-21-530-5201 Ext 401
Email: [email protected]


Source: Wintermar Offshore Marine Group

Topic: Press release summary
Sectors: Daily Finance, Energy, Marine/Offshore
http://www.acnnewswire.com
From the Asia Corporate News Network


Copyright © 2019 ACN Newswire. All rights reserved. A division of Asia Corporate News Network.

 

Wintermar Offshore Marine Group Releated News
July 31, 2019 15:00 HKT/SGT
Wintermar Offshore (WINS:JK) Reports 1H2019 Results
May 21, 2019 20:00 HKT/SGT
Wintermar Offshore (WINS:JK) Shareholders approve Non-Preemptive Share Issuance
Apr 30, 2019 14:00 HKT/SGT
Wintermar Offshore (WINS:JK) Reports 1Q 2019 Results
Mar 29, 2019 11:00 HKT/SGT
Wintermar Offshore (WINS:JK) Reports FY2018 Results
Oct 31, 2018 13:00 HKT/SGT
Wintermar Offshore (WINS:JK) Reports 9M2018 Financial Results
More news >>
Copyright © 2019 ACN Newswire - Asia Corporate News Network
Home | About us | Services | Partners | Events | Login | Contact us | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | RSS
US: +1 800 291 0906 | Beijing: +86 400 879 3881 | Hong Kong: +852 8192 4922 | Singapore: +65 6653 1210 | Tokyo: +81 3 6859 8575