Last week, South Korea’s shipbuilder announced it signed a US$ 400 million deal to construct four oil tankers for Maran Tankers Management, part of Angelicoussis Group. Both companies have also signed a separate contract to convert HFO-fueled engines to run on liquefied natural gas.
It is expected that Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) will deliver the tankers by 2016, Yonhap news agency reported.
DSME informed that if Maran chooses the natural gas-powered option, there will be an increase in the original contract price.
Taking into account this latest deal, the shipbuilding company has won orders of about US$ 5.8 billion in total so far this year.