Celsius takes delivery of new LNG carrier in South Korea

South Korea’s Samsung Heavy Industries has delivered another 180,000-cbm LNG carrier to Denmark’s Celsius Tankers, a unit of Celsius Shipping.

Celsius Tech, a joint venture of Celsius Shipping and Hong Kong-based Fleet Management, announced on Thursday via social media the delivery of the LNG vessel, Celsius Glarus.

The JV will manage this newbuild LNG carrier, such as Celsius Giza, which was named in October last year, and other Celsius vessels.

This is the third vessel of ten Celsius has on order at Samsung Heavy and it features MAN ME-GA engine and GTT’s Mark III Flex containment tech.

The first newbuild, Celsius Geneva, was named in July 2023.

Celsius will take delivery of the seven remaining newbuilds during 2024-2026.

Celsius takes delivery of new LNG carrier in South Korea
Celsius Geneva (Image: Celsius Tech)

Clearlake Shipping, a subsidiary of energy trader Gunvor, has chartered Celsius Glarus, such as Celisus Geneva and Celsius Giza.

Back in October 2021, the Danish firm signed long-term charter deals for four LNG carriers with Clearlake Shipping.

In addition to these charters, Celsius Tankers, also signed long-term charter deals for four more newbuild LNG carriers with Clearlake Shipping.

China Merchants Heavy Industry in Jiangsu will build these vessels and deliver them in 2026 and 2027.

On top of this, Celsius also ordered in October two more LNG carriers at the Chinese shipbuilder and added four more optional vessels.

Following deliveries of all of these ships, the Danish firm will have 20 LNG carriers in its fleet.

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