Samsung Heavy Industries has signed a contract with a shipping company in Oceania to build one LNG carrier worth a total of 206.2 billion won (some $185 million). The vessel will be delivered by July 2023.
Samsung Heavy Industries said on Nov. 30 that it also won an additional order for an S-Max oil carrier. The contract amount is about 60 billion won ($54 million).
By winning the orders, Samsung Heavy Industries has increased its current order backlog for LNG carriers, the largest in the world, to 31. This year, Samsung Heavy Industries won orders for 13 of the 28 Suez Max-class oil carriers (including shuttle tankers) ordered worldwide.
Samsung Heavy Industries, which earlier signed a $2.5 billion (2.8 trillion won) supply contract with European ship owners, obtained orders worth more than 3 trillion won this month alone.