South Korea’s Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) has landed a new deal with Maria Angelicoussis-led Maran Gas, a gas shipping unit of Greece’s Angelicoussis Shipping Group, to build two more 174,000 cu m liquified natural gas (LNG) carriers.
The order, worth around $435m, comes hot on the heels of the $420m deal Maria Angelicussis penned with DSME for another 174,000 cu m pair at the beginning of this year.
The ships will be built at Okpo Shipyard and delivered in the second half of 2025. Both newbuilds will be equipped with a high-pressure dual-fuel propulsion engine (ME-GI) and a more advanced re-liquefaction system, DSME said.
DSME has won twelve orders so far this year, worth around $2.72bn, including five LNG carriers. In addition to gas carries, orders have been placed for a field control station by Chevron and six 15,500 teu LNG-fuelled containerships, which Splash understands are linked to Eyal Ofer’s Zodiac Maritime.