Hyundai Glovis, Woodside name LNG carrier in South Korea

South Korea’s Hyundai Samho hosted a naming ceremony for one 174,000-cbm LNG carrier it built for compatriot shipowner Hyundai Glovis and charterer Australia’s Woodside.

Woodside announced the naming ceremony for Woodside Scarlet Ibis in a social media post on Thursday.

Named after the national bird of Trinidad and Tobago, the LNG carrier will make its first call at Woodside’s Pluto LNG terminal in Western Australia, which is currently being expanded with a second train.

Hyundai Glovis, Woodside name LNG carrier in South Korea
Image: Woodside

Back in April 2022, Hyundai Glovis and Woodside signed a charter deal for one newbuild LNG carrier for a period of 10 years.

The charter deal also includes an option for additional five years.

Prior to the charter announcement, Hyundai Glovis ordered the vessel at Hyundai Samho for about $218 million.

With this deal, the South Korean operator of a large PCTC fleet and the shipping unit of Hyundai Motor Group entered the LNG transportation business.

Besides Woodside Scarlet Ibis, Woodside will also take delivery next year of two LNG carriers it chartered from Greece’s GasLog.

South Korea’s Hanwha Ocean, previously known as DSME, is building these two 174,000-cbm MEGI LNG carriers.

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