Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) has won an additional order for a LNG carrier, achieving 90 percent of its 2018 target.
The company announced on Dec. 18 that it has won an order for a LNG carrier from a ship owner in Oceania. The ship will be built at Okpo Shipyard in Geoje to be delivered by the first half of 2021.
The big-size LNG carrier will be equipped with the DSME's latest technologies, including natural gas propulsion engine, reliquefaction system and fuel saving devices. This will lower the ship's gas evaporation rate and increase the operational efficiency.
There are 17 LNG carriers that the company won this year. This is the third highest winning order in history, following 37 in 2014 and 19 in 2004.
"We have achieved 90% of our goal in just four years since we achieved the goal in 2014. We will do our best to gain the target," said a DEME official.
DSME has won orders worth $6.58 billion this year for a total of 45 ships, including 17 LNG carriers, 16 super-sized crude oil carriers, seven large container ships and five special vessels. It refers to 90 percent of the 2018 target of $7.3 billion.