Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. (DSME), the world's second-largest shipbuilder by orders, said Thursday it has clinched a deal to build a liquefied natural gas carrier for a Greek shipping company.

DSME awarded contract by Maran Gas for the construction of 173,400cbm LNG carrier
Caption: Maran Gas Apollonia - Image courtesy of Maran Gas (For illustrative purposes only)

The shipbuilder said it is set to deliver the carrier that can hold 173,400 cubic meters of LNG to Maran Gas Maritime by the second half of 2020.

Daewoo Shipbuilding declined to disclose the contract price.

The shipbuilder said it has received $3.2 billion worth of ship orders for 26 vessels so far this year.

Source: Yonhap