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Samsung Heavy bags US$330 mln oil tanker order

2015/06/04 13:32

SEOUL, June 4 (Yonhap) -- Samsung Heavy Industries Co., a South Korean shipbuilder, said Thursday that it has secured a US$330 million deal to build three oil tankers.

Under the deal with an unidentified U.S. shipper, Samsung Heavy will deliver the vessels by February 2018, the company said in a statement.

The vessels are each 293 meters long and 49 meters wide, according to the shipyard.

With the latest deal, Samsung has secured deals to build 43 oil tankers, accounting for some 38 percent of the total orders placed around the globe for such ships.

Samsung has clinched orders worth $2.9 billion to build 10 container ships and other specialty ships so far this year.

sam@yna.co.kr

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