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Samsung Heavy bags 210 bln-won deal for LNG carrier

All News 11:01 December 31, 2018

SEOUL, Dec. 31 (Yonhap) -- Samsung Heavy Industries Co., a major South Korean shipbuilder, said Monday that it has clinched a deal worth 210 billion won (US$189 million) to build a liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier.

The contract, with a European shipper, calls for Samsung Heavy to deliver the vessel by March 2021, the company said in a regulatory filing.

With the latest contract, Samsung Heavy has clinched deals valued at a combined $6.3 billion so far this year to build 49 ships, including 18 LNG carriers and 13 container vessels.

The shipbuilder aims to secure $8.2 billion worth of orders for the year.

This photo provided by Samsung Heavy Industries Co. shows one of its liquefied natural gas carriers. (Yonhap)

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