Samsung Heavy wins 740 bln won order for LNG carriers

SEOUL, July 17 (Yonhap) -- Samsung Heavy Industries Co., one of South Korea's leading shipbuilders, said Thursday it won orders to build six LNG carriers worth 740 billion won (US$720.2 million) from an Asian shipper.

The company said in a regulatory filing that it will deliver the ships by January 2017.

It did not disclose who placed the order, citing a confidentiality agreement.

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