- South Korea’s Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering has hosted a naming ceremony for two LNG-powered VLCCs it built for Geneva-based Advantage Tankers.
- DSME held the naming ceremony for the LR-classed LNG dual-fuel VLCCs, Advantage Verdict and Advantage Victory, on October 13.
- Both of these ships will serve a unit of LNG giant Shell under charter contracts.
A recent news article published in the LNG Prime states that Advantage Tankers names LNG-powered VLCC duo in South Korea.
World’s first VLCCs
The shipbuilder says these are the world’s first VLCCs equipped with two type C LNG tanks made of Posco’s high manganese steel.
Earlier this year, DSME for the first time installed two type C LNG tanks made of Posco’s high manganese steel onboard an LNG-powered VLCC.
DSME said the world’s first installation of a high manganese LNG tank on an LNG-powered VLCC followed a joint work of 10 years by the shipbuilder and steelmaker Posco.
4 LNG-powered VLCCs for Advatage Tankers
The shipbuilder is building in total four LNG-powered VLCCs for Advatage Tankers.
Last year, DSME won orders for ten 300,000-dwt LNG-powered VLCCs from Advantage Tankers, AET, and International Seaways.
All of these vessels will go on on charter to Shell and will feature MAN ME-GI engines and LNG tanks made of manganese steel.
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Source: LNG Prime