Knutsen takes delivery of Shell-chartered LNG carrier in South Korea

Norwegian shipowner Knutsen has taken delivery of a Shell-chartered LNG carrier from South Korea’s Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries.

Hyundai Samho handed over the Norwegian-flagged 174,000-cbm Santander Knutsen on June 16, according to a brief social media post by Knutsen.

This delivery follows a recent naming ceremony for Santander Knutsen and three other LNG carriers, namely Extremadura Knutsen, Huelva Knutsen, and Ferrol Knutsen.

All of these ships will serve LNG giant Shell under charter contracts.

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

Moreover, the 297 meters long ships 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 said last month 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 Korean yard plans to deliver all of these ships by December 2025.

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