Yinson Completes US$1.3 Billion Debt Financing For Agogo FPSO

Yinson Production said it had successful closed of the limited recourse term loan facility of up to USD 1.3 billion for the pre- and post-delivery financing of the Agogo FPSO.

The financing it said is provided by a consortium of 13 lenders, including international banks and institutional investors, and will be utilised over the course of the construction of the FPSO. The financing comprises three pari-passu secured tranches with staggered maturities of up to 10 years post-delivery of the FPSO. Subject to satisfaction of certain conditions, the financing will become non-recourse post-delivery of the FPSO. Standard Chartered Bank (Singapore) Ltd. acted as Global Coordinating Bank for the financing.

The company entered into a firm contract for the provision, operation and maintenance of the Agogo FPSO with Azule Energy, a 50/50 joint venture between BP and Eni, Angola’s largest independent oil and gas producer, in February 2023. The contract has a firm operation period of 15 years, with additional optional periods of up to 5 years and a total contract value of up to approximately USD 5.7 billion. The Agogo FPSO will have a production capacity of 120,000 barrels of oil per day. Once construction is completed, the Agogo FPSO will be deployed to the Agogo Integrated West Hub Development Project located in the West Hub of Block 15/06 offshore Angola.

Yinson Production’s Chief Financial Officer, Markus Wenker said, “It not only is our single largest financing to date, but the commercial multi-tranche structure – the first of its kind in the industry – significantly increases the efficiency of the financing compared to traditional structures, whilst diversifying the funding base by combining different lender groups in a single transaction.”

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