Samsung wins order for LNG carrier pair

Al Mafyar, an SHI-built LNG carrier Al Mafyar, an SHI-built LNG carrier

Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) has won an order for two LNG carriers from Celsius Shipping.

The South Korean shipbuilder will construct and deliver two 180,000-cubic-metre LNG carriers in fulfilment of the US$377 million contract.

The vessels will each be equipped with an energy-saving device that reduces friction with seawater by blowing air onto the bottom of the hull.

SHI claims the feature can help the vessels consume five per cent less fuel on every voyage.

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