South Korea’s Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries will build three LNG carriers for about $765 million under a new order, revealed on Thursday 2 March 2023.
The three LNG tankers will built for more than for $765 million or some $255 million per vessel. According to the shipyard, this is the highest-ever amount among LNG carriers of the same size. The ships are slated for delivery in stages by November 2026, according to KSOE’s stock exchange filling.
Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries Co., one of KSOE’s three affiliates, will construct the vessels at its shipyard in the port of Yeongam in the southwest, the company claimed in a regulatory filing. Sources claim that NYK is thought to be the owner who placed the order.
The shipbuilding, oil refining, and industrial giant HD Hyundai’s subsidiary KSOE has so far received $6.11 billion in orders to build 44 ships, or 38.8% of its yearly target of $15.74 billion.
Greek company Capital Gas has previously contracted Hyundai Samho to build two LNG carriers for a total of around $253 apiece.