South Korea’s Samsung Heavy Industries has landed orders for the development of 14 liquefied pure fuel (LNG) carriers value round $3bn.
The shipbuilder stated in a regulatory submitting with the Korea Change it might construct twelve 174,000 cu m items for an undisclosed Bermuda-based shipowner, who’s paying $2.57bn to have the vessels delivered by July 2026.
A separate submitting revealed an order value round $428m from an African shipowner for 2 LNG carriers set to ship by December 2024.
Samsung Heavy has this 12 months received orders for 33 ships value $6.3bn. The shipbuilder with the world’s third-largest order backlog has not disclosed whether or not the ships are earmarked for QatarEnergy’s large LNG provider shipbuilding program, to which it signed up in June 2020 together with compatriot shipyards Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) and Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI).
Earlier this month, DSME and HHI introduced orders for 4 and two LNG carriers, respectively, that may serve the North Area growth undertaking, which can improve Qatar’s LNG manufacturing capability from 77m tons per 12 months to 126m tons per 12 months, with the primary LNG anticipated in 2025. As a part of the undertaking, China’s Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding additionally firmed up orders for 4 LNG ships with Japan’s Mitsui OSK Traces (MOL).