Hot on the heels of completing a newbuilding programme for a quartet of ultra-modern, dual-fuel VLCCs, Advantage Tankers is taking preliminary steps to embark on another one — this time for suezmaxes.

According to its chief executive officer Togrul Togkoz, the Geneva-based company has signed a letter-of-intent (LOI) to build a trio of 158,000-dwt ships.

The vessels are to be LNG dual fuel-ready and equipped with scrubbers.

A final contract will be signed after technical discussions with the shipyard involved.