South Korea’s shipbuilding giant Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) has booked a new liquefied natural gas carrier order from the Greek shipping company Maran Gas Maritime, a unit of Angelicoussis Shipping Group.
DSME noted on Wednesday the order is for a 174,000 cubic meters liquefied natural gas carrier, fifth such vessel Maran Gas ordered at the South Korean shipyard this year.
The vessel is set for delivery from the Geoje Okpo yard during the first half of 2022.
Maran Gas has ordered five out of the six LNG carriers DSME booked this year. The two companies are in discussion for additional orders.
The shipyard further added that it has won orders totaling $2.69 billion for 15 vessels, including six LNG carriers, six very large crude carriers and three submarines. The company has sad the orders booked have reached 32 percent of its annual target of $8.37 billion.