SEOUL, April 19 (Yonhap) — Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering Co. (KSOE) said Monday that it has signed a 208 billion won (US$185.8 million) deal to build two crude-oil carriers.

Under the deal signed with a European company, Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries Co., a unit of KSOE, will build and deliver the 300,000-ton ships from the fourth quarter of 2022, the company said.

The deal has an option to construct one more same-sized crude-oil ship, KSOE said.

KSOE has won 11, or 42 percent, of 26 crude-oil carriers ordered globally so far this year.

A crude-oil carrier built by Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., a unit of Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering Co. (KSOE), is seen in this photo provided by KSOE on April 19, 2021. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)