UK-owner Union Maritime has placed an order at Hyundai Heavy Industries for the construction of two LPG-fuelled 91,000 cu m VLGCs, according to brokers.
Allied Shipbroking is reporting that the contract includes a firm order for one vessel and options for another one. The price for the vessels is $79m each, and delivery is scheduled for 2022.
The order marks Union Maritime’s entry into the LPG carrier market. The company currently operates a fleet of 49 tankers, four bulkers and three offshore vessels.