Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) had won an order for two LNG carriers from a shipowner in the Americas at KRW521 billion. These ships will be built at the Okpo Shipyard and delivered to the owner by the end of 2025.
The LNG carrier ordered this time is a large 174,000 m3 class LNG carrier, equipped with a high-pressure dual-fuel propulsion engine (ME-GI) that Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering is proud of and more advanced re-liquefaction facilities.
At the same time, Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering’s smart energy-saving systems, such as the SGM / Shaft Generator Motor and ALS / Air Lubrication System, are representative of eco-friendly new technologies that can improve fuel efficiency and reduce carbon dioxide and sulfur oxide emissions. This has been widely applied.
As orders for LNG carriers are expected to increase continuously in line with the global decarbonization trend, Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering, which built the most LNG carriers, is expected to occupy an advantageous position. In particular, Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) is actively participating in global efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and is leading the technology development for future eco-friendly ships such as ammonia-powered ships, hydrogen carriers and carbon dioxide carriers.
An official from Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering said, “Excluding offshore plants and depot maintenance, all 13 vessels ordered this year are dual fuel-powered ships.”
To date, Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering has secured a total of 15 ships/equipment worth about $3.47 billion, including seven LNG carriers, six container ships, one offshore plant, and one depot, achieving 39% of the target of $8.9 billion.