Abu Dhabi National Oil Company orders 3 VLCCs from Daewoo
The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) has placed an order with the South Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering for three very large crude carriers (VLCCs).
According to the shipbuilder, the contract is worth KRW 282 billion ($ 260 million).
Once built at DSME's Okpo shipyard, the VLCC trio will adhere to the Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) 2. For three additional ships, the deal includes options. The ships are expected to be delivered in the first quarter of 2023.
DSME claimed that instead of being fitted with a scrubber, the ships are intended to run on low sulphur fuel to reach the IMO 2020 Sulphur Cap or feature a dual-fuel engine that allows the ship to run on LNG as its possible future fuel.
The ships will become the industry's first ultra-large crude oil carriers to have a high-pressure dual-fuel engine (ME-GI engine) and a fuel tank made of high manganese steel if ADNOC moves ahead with the LNG dual-fuel option.
This year, DSME won orders for a total of 21 ships, including 9 LNG carriers, 4 container vessels, 2 shuttle tankers, 5 VLCCs, and 1 VLGC, meeting approximately 56.3% of its target.
Maritime Business World