The transfer of LNG tankers to the customer is scheduled for October 2028
South Korean Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI, part of Samsung Group), the world’s third shipbuilding company in terms of the number of orders, has signed a contract worth $3.43 billion for the construction of 15 LNG tankers with a capacity of 170 thousand cubic meters, SHI said in a statement.
According to industry media, the customer is Qatar Energy.
The transfer of the vessels into operation is scheduled for October 2028.
Thus, the total volume of SHI orders for this year is 17 vessels (15 LNG tankers and 2 ammonia carriers of the VLAC type). It is noted that in just a month, the cost of orders reached $3.7 billion, which is almost half of the total amount of $8.3 billion last year.
The total portfolio of orders for LNG tankers with high added value totals 90 vessels, which will provide the shipyard staff with guaranteed work for several years.
Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI, head office Seoul) was established in 1974, is one of the largest shipbuilders in the world and one of the leaders of the “big three” shipbuilders in South Korea. SHI is part of the Samsung Group, the country’s largest holding company. The company is engaged in the construction of various types of ships, marine floating cranes, gantry cranes, digital equipment for ships.