Greek shipowner Maran Gas has taken delivery of 174,000-m3 Isabella – its first X-DF-propelled LNG carrier – from South Korea’s Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME)
Built to ABS class and flying the Greek flag, Isabella has an overall length of 294.9 m, beam of 46.4 m, a depth of 26.5 m, a design draught of 11.5 m and service speed of 19.5 knots.
“Our first vessel with X-DF propulsion also incorporates the latest technological developments in cargo containment, boil-off gas, and reliquefaction system,” wrote parent company Angelicoussis Group. “We would like to thank the master, officers and crew on board as well as the team ashore and the attending superintendents for the successful delivery. Isabella sailed from DSME shipyard for its maiden voyage.”
Maran Gas has eight additional 174,000-m3 LNG carriers on order, six under the Greek flag and two flying the Marshall Islands flag, with deliveries stretching into 2023.
Meanwhile, DSME has had a strong order intake for 2021, with contracts awarded to build nine LNG carriers, one LPG carrier, 12 container ships, nine tankers and four other types of vessels. As of July, the South Korean shipbuilder had won contracts worth US$5.5Bn – 71.4% of its US$7.7Bn sales target for the year.
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