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Despite the COVID-19 pandemic and the soft demand for LNG, COSCO Shipping ordered three LNG vessels from Hudong Zhonghua, China Shipbuilding Trading, a subsidiary of China Shipbuilding Corporation.
The Genting Hong Kong and its shipyard group, MV Werften are planning to build a new series of LNG-powered “Universal Class” cruise vessels, that would be able to host 2.000 passengers. The company goals to launch one of its new cruise ship until the beginning of 2022.
CGR Arctic Marine along with Wuzhou Shipbuilding and Merchant Ship Design & Research Institute (SDARI) inked an agreement for the design and establishment of a 6.000 cbm LNG bunkering vessel. Through the construction of the LNG-bunkering vessel, CGR Arctic Marine aims to expand its operations in southeast Asia and South America.
South Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) has signed a deal for the construction of an additional LNG carrier, reaching this year’s orders for the company to 18.
South Korean major shipyards have shown decent performances during 2018, as orders for LNG carriers are increasing. Namely, until now 52 orders for LNG carriers had been made, with Hyundai Heavy Industries, Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering and Samsung Heavy Industries leading the way.
Royal IHC, a Dutch engineering group, inaugurated the largest cutter suction dredger in the world, named Spartacus, to be constructed for DEME, a Belgian dredging firm. The cutter suction dredger will be powered by LNG. The 164-meter, self-propelled Spartacus has capacity of 44,180kW.
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