South Korea’s Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) has secured an order to build an LNG carrier and two ultra-large crude oil carriers for about US$380M from Maran Gas Maritime and Maran Tankers Management, part of Greece’s Angelicoussis Group
Set for delivery in Q1 2022, the LNG carrier has a capacity of 174,000 m3 with an MAN ME-GI main engine and full reliquefaction system (FRS). The LNG carrier is also expected to have a DSME air lubrication system (ALS) to reduce its fuel consumption by more than 5% compared with similar vessels not using the energy-saving technology.
As LNG World Shipping previously reported, Maran Gas took delivery of Maran Gas Andros, the first newbuild fitted with a DSME ALS, in November. The Greek shipowner was so pleased with the fuel savings performance of the vessel that all subsequent LNG newbuilds at DSME will be fitted with the air lubrication system. Maran Gas has 13 LNG carriers and one FSRU on order at DSME.
Overall, the Angelicoussis Group has placed orders for 110 ships with DSME since 1994. A representative of DSME said, “The Angelicoussis Group has shown full confidence in the company’s technology by applying the air lubrication system developed by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering to LNG carriers recently delivered.”
In 2019, DSME received orders worth approximately US$57.6Bn, including 30 LNG carriers, 10 ultra-large crude oil carriers, five ultra-large container ships, and five submarines.