SBM Offshore acquires Angolan FPSO shares from Sonangol for $40 million

June 12, 2024

(WO) – SBM Offshore has completed the acquisition of shares in the lease and operating entities related to FPSOs N’Goma, Saxi Batuque and Mondo from its partner Sonangol EP. Simultaneously, SBM Offshore completed the sale of all its shares in the parent company of the Paenal shipyard in Angola to a subsidiary of Sonangol EP.

The acquisition of the shares from Sonangol EP brings SBM Offshore’s ownership in the entities owning the FPSOs Saxi Batuque and Mondo to 100% and in the entity owning the FPSO N’Goma to 80%.

 The operating companies in Angola will be wholly owned by SBM Offshore after the acquisition. The total net consideration paid is approximately $40 million.

In addition, SBM Offshore has signed an MOU with its minority partner (Angola Offshore Services Limited, “AOSL”) in the FPSO N’Goma concerning the purchase by AOSL of 20% of SBM Offshore’s shareholding (80%) in the entity owning the FPSO.

Through this transaction, SBM Offshore is reorganizing its business in Angola, focusing on core lease and operate activities and divesting a non-core construction yard.

SBM Offshore designs, builds, installs and operates offshore floating facilities for the offshore energy industry.

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