Daewoo Shipbuilding receives order for eco-friendly ultra-large LPG carriers
Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) of South Korea has won a contract to build three environmentally friendly ultra-large liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) carriers.
The deal, which was signed with an undisclosed European shipowner, is worth KRW 265 billion ($234 million), according to a stock exchange filing made by DSME on March 16, 2021.
The three LPG carriers, each with a size of 91,000 cubic meters, will be installed at the Okpo Shipyard and will be delivered by October 31, 2023. As previously mentioned, they will be fitted with the builder's environmentally friendly technology, including an LPG dual-fuel propulsion system.
Last week, the shipbuilder also confirmed large tanker orders worth KRW 1.1 trillion. The orders include ten LNG-fueled very large crude carriers (VLCCs) for Advantage Tankers, AET, and International Seaways, which will be designed by DSME.
So far this year, the Korean shipbuilder has received orders worth $1.79 billion for nineteen vessels — ten VLCCs, five LPG carriers, and four containerships — accounting for 23% of the shipbuilder's $7.7 billion order target for 2021. Hybrid propulsion will be used in fifteen of the nineteen ordered units.
After receiving many more regulatory approvals, including the much-needed one from the European Union, Daewoo Shipbuilding will be officially merged with compatriot Hyundai Heavy Industries Group (HHI).
Maritime Business World