Advantage Tankers names LNG-powered VLCC duo in South Korea

South Korea’s Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering has hosted a naming ceremony for two LNG-powered VLCCs it built for Geneva-based Advantage Tankers.

DSME held the naming ceremony for the LR-classed LNG dual-fuel VLCCs, Advantage Verdict and Advantage Victory, on October 13.

Both of these ships will serve a unit of LNG giant Shell under charter contracts.

The shipbuilder says these are the world’s first VLCCs equipped with two type C LNG tanks made of Posco’s high manganese steel.

Earlier this year, DSME for the first time installed two type C LNG tanks made of Posco’s high manganese steel onboard an LNG-powered VLCC.

DSME said the world’s first installation of a high manganese LNG tank on an LNG-powered VLCC followed a joint work of 10 years by the shipbuilder and steelmaker Posco.

The shipbuilder is building in total four LNG-powered VLCCs for Advatage Tankers.

Last year, DSME won orders for ten 300,000-dwt LNG-powered VLCCs from Advantage Tankers, AET, and International Seaways.

All of these vessels will go on on charter to Shell and will feature MAN ME-GI engines and LNG tanks made of manganese steel.

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