Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) has won a US$380 million order for three high-value-added vessels including one LNG carrier.
DSME announced on Dec. 9 that it received an order for one LNG carrier and two ultra-large crude oil carriers from Maran Gas and Maran Tankers under Angelicoussis Shipping Group of Greece. The order amounted to about US$380 million.
The LNG carrier ordered this time is a 174,000-cubic-meter vessel. It will feature DSME’s natural gas engine (ME-GI) and complete reliquefaction system, which can raise fuel efficiency by 30 percent and reduce pollutant emissions more than 30 percent compared to other LNG carriers. Each of the two mammoth-sized crude oil carriers weighs 318,000 tons and is 336 meters long and 60 meters wide.
DSME is slated to deliver the ultra-large crude oil carriers by the third quarter of 2021 and the LNG carrier by the first quarter of 2022.
In the meantime, DSME has received US$5.76 billion worth of orders so far this year, including 30 LNG carriers, 10 ultra-large crude oil carriers, five giant container ships, and five submarines including one unit for maintenance, repair and overhaul. The volume equals about 69 percent of this year's target (US$8.37 billion).