Stolt Tankers B.V. Orders Five 38,000 Deadweight Ton Stainless

Stolt Tankers B.V. Orders Five 38,000 Deadweight Ton Stainless Steel
Parcel Tankers from Hudong-Zhonghua Shipyard in China 
LONDON -- (Marketwire) -- 11/27/12 --  Stolt  Tankers B.V., a 
subsidiary of Stolt-Nielsen Limited  (Oslo Bors: SNI), announced
today that it has reached an agreement with Hudong-Zhonghua 
Shipbuilding  (Group)  Co.,  Ltd.  (Hudong-Zhonghua)  and
China
Shipbuilding Trading Co. Ltd, (CSTC), under China Shipbuilding
Group Corporation
(CSSC),  for five plus three options 38,000
deadweight ton (dwt) stainless steel
parcel  tankers,  with 
deliveries  expected  to  take place from December 2015
onwards. The
agreement is subject to satisfactory financing being obtained. 
The  ships were designed to deliver substantial improvements in fuel
efficiency,
while  providing operational flexibility with  their
fully stainless steel cargo
tanks,  cargo pumps,  heating and 
cooling capacity.   With a relatively shallow
draft  when fully
loaded,  the ships are  expected to consume significantly less
fuel
compared with existing parcel tankers. 
Niels  G. Stolt-Nielsen, Chief Executive Officer of Stolt-Nielsen
Limited, said,
"This  new generation of parcel tankers gives us both
improved energy efficiency
and  the cargo handling flexibility that
our contract of affreightment customers
require.   The order
represents  approximately half of  our required replacement
tonnage
through 2016, given Stolt Tankers' present contract portfolio." 
Each  of the  ships will  have 43 stainless  steel tanks  with a
total volume of 44,000 cubic meters.  The parcel tankers will meet
both Marpol Annex I and Annex
II  cargo requirements, complying with
common  structural rules for oil tankers.
 The  ships will have IMO
I, II and  III capabilities and will be able to handle
the full range
of difficult-to-handle cargoes that Stolt Tankers carries. 
The  new  ships  will  replace  five  1986-built  parcel  tankers
scheduled for recycling in 2016. 
Stolt  Tankers and its partners today own and operate globally 150
ships ranging
in size from 1,100 dwt to 44,000 dwt. 
About Stolt-Nielsen Limited 
Stolt-Nielsen  Limited (SNL  or the  "Company") is  a leading global
provider of integrated  transportation  solutions  for  bulk  liquid
chemicals, edible oils,
acids, and other spe
cialty liquids through
its three largest business divisions,
Stolt  Tankers, Stolthaven
Terminals and Stolt  Tank Containers.  Stolt Sea Farm
produces  and
markets high  quality turbot, sole,  sturgeon, and caviar.
Stolt-Nielsen  Gas,  through  its  investment  in  Avance Gas Holding
Ltd., transports
liquefied  petroleum gas (LPG) with a fleet of very
large gas carriers (VLGCs).
Stolt-Nielsen Limited is listed on the
Oslo Stock Exchange. 
This  information is subject of the  disclosure requirements pursuant
to section
5-12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act. 
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[HUG#1660721] 
Contacts: 
Jan Chr. Engelhardtsen
Chief Financial Officer
UK +44 (0) 20 7611 8972
j.engelhardtsen@stolt.com 
Jens F. Gruner-Hegge
VP Corporate Finance
UK +44 (0) 20 7611 8985
j.gruner-hegge@stolt.com
 
 
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