South Korea’s Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) has secured another LNG carrier order from Maran Gas Maritime.
The Greece-based shipowner, part of Angelicoussis Shipping Group, ordered the 174,000 cbm unit on June 12. The vessel will be built at Geoje Okpo Shipyard and is scheduled for delivery by the first half of 2022.
With the latest order, DSME secured six LNG carriers this year, five of which would be built for Maran Gas Maritime. The parties are in discussions for more such shipbuilding contracts.
The shipbuilder’s orderbook also includes six super crude oil carriers and three submarines, and has a total value of around USD 2.69 billion. The number represents 32% of DSME’s 2019 annual orderbook goal of USD 8.37 billion.