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Samsung’s shipbuilder wins order from European company

Samsung Heavy Industries said yesterday it has won a 471.8 billion won ($443.2 million) order from a European company to build three arctic tankers, the shipbuilder’s second deal of the year after it won a contract to build three of the same vessels in July.

The world’s third-largest shipbuilder said the newly developed tanker will have a capacity of 42,000 tons and will be 249 meters long and 34 meters wide (816 by 111 feet).

It has the ability to break through .4 meters of ice and can sail in temperatures of minus 45 degrees Celsius (minus 49 degrees Fahrenheit).

The ships are expected to be used to transport crude produced from a region near Novy Port in northern Russia to Murmansk, one of Russia’s ice-free ports. The new order was Samsung’s second deal with a European company this year. It also won an order to build tankers for Russian state-run shipping company Sovcomfl ot in 2005, which the company delivered in 2009.

Samsung Heavy Industries has earned a total of $5.9 billion in orders this year, the company said.

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