These vessels will join Alpha Gas' fleet which already comprises an LNG carrier. The LNG carriers will have a capacity of 173,400 cubic meters and will be equipped with a natural gas propulsion engine (ME-GI engine) and a full re-liquefaction system (FRS). According to DSME, fuel efficiency can be increased by 30% and emissions can be reduced by 30%.
The South Korean company has stabilized its financial structure and production system since the beginning of 2018.
According to a DSME spokesperson, there have been positive signs on the market compared to last year, opening the era for an improvement of the sector and a rise in ship prices.
Meanwhile, DSME has won a total of 14 ship orders this year, including eight LNG carriers, five VLCCs, and one special-purpose ship.