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Daewoo Shipbuilding wins 990 bln won order for 4 LNG carriers

Economy 15:55 September 14, 2021

By Nam Kwang-sik

SEOUL, Sept. 14 (Yonhap) -- South Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. (DSME) said Tuesday that it has signed a 990 billion won (US$845 million) order to build four liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers.

Under the deal with an Asian company, DSME will deliver the 174,000-cubic meter LNG carriers by October 2024.

This photo provided by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co.(DSME) on Sept. 14, 2021, shows a liquefied natural gas carrier built by the shipbuilder. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)

With the latest order, DSME has posted $8.04 billion in new orders so far this year, surpassing its annual order target of $7.7 billion won, the company said.

It is the first time for the company to achieve its annual order target since 2014, when the company won new orders worth $14.9 billion, DSME said.

DSME said it also has about $22.2 billion worth of order backlogs that will take more than two years to complete.

ksnam@yna.co.kr
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