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Sale of VLCC BW Opal

BW Offshore has sold the VLCC BW Opal for USD 85.5 million to BW Group. The transaction is performed on an arms-length basis, based on independent valuation reports and technical inspection of the vessel. The agreement also includes an option for BW Offshore to buy-back the vessel until Q1 2017.

BW Opal is a DSME designed and built VLCC (320,000 dwt) from 2012.

BW Group owns 49.75% in BW Offshore and is represented on the Board of Directors of BW Offshore.

For further information, please contact:
Kristian Flaten, Vice President IR and Corporate Finance, +47 9509 2322

About BW Offshore:
BW Offshore is a leading global provider of floating production services to the oil and gas industry. BW Offshore is the world's second largest contractor with a fleet of 14 FPSOs and 1 FSO represented in all major oil regions world-wide. The company also operates additional 2 FPSOs. BW Offshore has a long track record on project execution and operations, as well as a robust balance sheet and strong financial capabilities. In more than 30 years of production, BW Offshore has executed 38 FPSO and FSO projects. The company is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange. Further information is also available on

This information is subject of the disclosure requirements pursuant to section 5-12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act.