February 28, 2024

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STX Offshore & Shipbuilding won the order of 12 newbuild vessels

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marine-news-STX Offshore & Shipbuilding received 12 newbuild vessels

On June 30, STX Offshore & Shipbuilding announced that it has signed two 50,000-ton MR crude oil carriers, six 50,000-ton refined oil/chemical products, and 4 115,000-ton Aframax crude oil carriers. A total of 12 new ships have been contracted for the building. In addition, the contract also includes alternative orders for two 115,000-ton crude oil carriers.

According to the shipowner’s request, STX Offshore & Shipbuilding did not disclose the cost of these 12 new ships.

In March of this year, STX Offshore & Shipbuilding signed contracts for the construction of 3 new ships in total for a 50,000-ton MR crude oil carrier and a 6,600-ton refined oil/chemical carrier with Hong Kong, China, and Japanese shipowners. There is also news that STX Shipbuilding & Marine has received an order for three Aframax crude oil carriers from SKR.

Plus these twelve vessels, STX Offshore & Shipbuilding has already received 18 new ship orders this year, and in the first half of this year, it completed the full-year operating order target. Up to now, STX Offshore & Shipbuilding has held orders for 28 new ships, set a solid foundation. 

It is reported that these 12 new ships will all be built at Jinhae Shipbuilding, a subsidiary of STX Offshore & Shipbuilding, and are scheduled to be delivered to ship owners from the fourth quarter of 2022 to the end of 2023.

These 12 new ships are all green and environmentally friendly ships, meeting the requirements of the third phase of the Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) requirement. In particular, the 115,000-ton Aframax crude oil carrier will be equipped with the latest energy-saving device (ESD), which can effectively improve the fuel efficiency of the ship, reduce operating costs, and significantly reduce atmospheric and marine pollutant emissions.

A person from STX Offshore & Shipbuilding said: “The order is the result of the delivery performance of the company’s high-quality medium-sized refined oil/chemical tanker and the shipowner’s approval. At present, we are still receiving orders from shipowners for newbuild vessels. And look forward to receiving additional orders in the second half of the year.”

If the deal to sell the shipbuilder is finalized, STX Offshore will be renamed K Shipbuilding, the company said.

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