Knutsen names four Shell-chartered LNG carriers in South Korea

Norwegian shipowner Knutsen has named four Shell-chartered 174,000-cbm LNG carriers during a ceremony held on Tuesday at South Korea’s Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries.

The LNG carriers include recently launched Extremadura Knutsen as well as Santander Knutsen, Huelva Knutsen, and Ferrol Knutsen.

Knutsen names four Shell-chartered LNG carriers in South Korea
Image: Knutsen

These LNG carriers feature WinGD’s dual-fuel X-DF engines and GTT’s Mark III Flex containment system.

Moreover, the 297 meters long vessels will have boil-off management plants, air lubrication systems, and shaft generators for auxiliary power along with optimized hull and design speed, according to Knutsen.

Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries
Image: Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries

Hyundai Samho said in a statement that it would build 15 LNG carriers of the same type for Knutsen for about $2.8 billion, the largest-ever project for the shipbuilder.

The shipbuilder said it would deliver all of these ships by December 2025, starting in June this year.

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