Denmark’s Celsius orders another LNG carrier at Samsung Heavy

Denmark’s Celsius Tankers confirmed it had ordered another liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier at South Korea’s Samsung Heavy Industries.

SHI said on Wednesday it would build one LNG carrier for an unidentified owner in Oceania for 331.3 billion won or about $249 million.

Shipbuilding sources told LNG Prime that Celsius Tankers was the owner behind this order.

Celsius Tankers, a unit of Celsius Shipping confirmed the order for one 180,000-cbm LNG carrier in a statement later on Wednesday.

“The vessels’ highly efficient design minimizes CO2 emissions and methane slip from operations via installation of air lubrication, optimization of hull shape and use of the best available paint system to reduce the vessels’ friction in water,” it said.

SHI would build the vessel to Lloyds’ Register class notation “EEDI-3” meeting IMO requirements for ships built after 2025 for 30 percent more energy efficiency, Celsius said.

The firm ordered the “ultra-eco” vessel with partners and expects to take delivery of the ship in January 2026.

Following delivery, the vessel would enter into a long-term time charter with a “first-class major charterer”, Celsius said without revealing further information.

Ten LNG carriers on order and four operating vessels

With this order, Celsius boosted its orderbook at SHI to ten 180,000-cbm LNG carriers scheduled for delivery between 2023 and 2026.

In December last year, Celsius announced an order at SHI for two 180,000-cbm LNG carriers. After that Celsius added another newbuild at the same yard.

Samsung Heavy already delivered four 180,000-cbm LNG tankers to Celsius in 2020 and 2021.

The company’s LNG fleet now counts 14 180,000-cbm vessels, which are all technically managed in-house by Celsius Tech.

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