Teekay Corporation

Teekay Corporation

October 19, 2010 08:54 ET

Teekay Announces Signing of New FPSO Contract With Petrobras

HAMILTON, BERMUDA--(Marketwire - Oct. 19, 2010) - Teekay Corporation (Teekay or the Company) (NYSE:TK) today announced that it has signed a new fixed-rate contract with Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) to provide a floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) unit for the Tiro and Sidon fields located in the Santos Basin offshore Brazil.

The contract with Petrobras will be serviced by a new converted FPSO unit, to be named the Petrojarl Cidade de Itajai, which is currently under conversion from an existing Aframax tanker at the Sembcorp Marine's Jurong Shipyard in Singapore. The vessel, which was partially converted prior to the Company's project bid, is expected to be completed for an estimated total cost of approximately $370 million. The new FPSO is scheduled to deliver in the second quarter of 2012 when it will commence operations under a nine-year firm period time-charter contract to Petrobras, with six additional one-year extension options.

"The Tiro and Sidon FPSO contract award represents another significant milestone for Teekay's offshore business and reflects the Company's growing presence in the opportunity-rich Brazil offshore market," commented Bjorn Moller, President and Chief Executive Officer of Teekay Corporation. "The Petrojarl Cidade de Itajai will be Teekay's second FPSO unit in Brazil and compliments the existing Cidade de Rio das Ostras FPSO which has been successfully operating in Brazil since 2008. Mr. Moller added, "Teekay's strong operational track record in FPSOs and our ability to source a partially converted Aframax tanker at a competitive price were key factors in Teekay's successful bid. We were able to provide Petrobras with a cost-effective solution that met their project specifications and timelines, which also providing Teekay with an attractive investment return."

About Teekay
Teekay Corporation transports approximately 10 percent of the world's seaborne oil, has built a significant presence in the liquefied natural gas shipping sector through its publicly-listed subsidiary, Teekay LNG Partners L.P. (NYSE:TGP), is further growing its operations in the offshore oil production, storage and transportation sector through its publicly-listed subsidiary, Teekay Offshore Partners L.P. (NYSE:TOO), and continues to expand its conventional tanker business through its publicly-listed subsidiary, Teekay Tankers Ltd. (NYSE:TNK). With a fleet of over 145 vessels, offices in 16 countries and over 6,100 seagoing and shore-based employees, Teekay provides a comprehensive set of marine services to the world's leading oil and gas companies, helping them seamlessly link their upstream energy production to their downstream processing operations. Teekay's reputation for safety, quality and innovation has earned it a position with its customers as The Marine Midstream Company.

Teekay's common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange where it trades under the symbol "TK".


This release contains forward-looking statements (as defined in Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended) which reflect management's current views with respect to certain future events and performance, including statements regarding: the estimated total cost to complete the conversion of the Petrojarl Cidade de Itajai FPSO; the ability to meet Petrobras' project specifications and timelines; the project investment return to Teekay; and the expected timing for delivery of the Petrojarl Cidade de Itajai FPSO from the shipyard and the commencement of its time-charter contract. The following factors are among those that could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements, which involve risks and uncertainties, and that should be considered in evaluating any such statement: variances in expected shipyard conversion costs of the Petrojarl Cidade de Itajai FPSO and the Company's ability to finance such conversion costs; potential delays in the delivery of the Petrojarl Cidade de Itajai FPSO from the shipyard; variances in expected operating costs relating to the Petrojarl Cidade de Itajai FPSO; and other factors discussed in Teekay Corporation's filings from time to time with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, including its report on Form 20-F for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2009. The Company expressly disclaims any obligation of undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change to the Company's expectation with respect thereto or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based.

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