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Hyundai Mipo wins deals for 3 vessels, brings Korea Shipbuilding's total to 7 in 5 days

Hyundai Mipo gets deals for 3 ships.

Hyundai Mipo Dockyard Co. bagged deals to build two 50,000-ton petrochemicals carriers (PCs) for an Asian company for an estimated 405 trillion won each and a 1,000-seat ferry ship for 108 billion won.

Hyundai Mipo did not provide the PCs' price, but global market researcher Clarkson Research Service made the estimates.

The ferry ship's completion date is November 2022. The deal carries an option for the Hyundai Mipo to build another ferry ship.

Hyundai Mipo operates under Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering Co.'s wings.

Last week, Korea Shipbuilding's two affiliates signed deals amounting to a combined 891 billion won to build four liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers.

Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. will construct two LNG carriers for a shipper from Bermuda for 445.6 billion won.

On the other hand, Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries Co. will build two LNG carriers for a European company, also for 445.6 billion-won.

The delivery for the LNG vessels is slated in 2023, Korea Shipbuilding said.

Korea Shipbuilding said that its three shipbuilding subsidiaries clinched a combined $2.9 billion in deals from January to July to build 42 ships.

The orders cover 19 percent of their annual targets of $15.7 billion.

Korea Shipbuilding's net profit of 400 million won in the second quarter is way ower than its 201.6 billion won profit a year earlier.

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