SEOUL, April 16 (Yonhap) — Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering Co. (KSOE) said Friday it has obtained a 636 billion won(US$567 million) order from an Asian company to build three liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers.

The carriers, to be built by Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., will be delivered by July 2024, KSOE said in a regulatory filing.

KSOE has three subsidiaries — Hyundai Heavy Industries, Hyundai Mipo Dockyard Co. and Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries Co.

This file photo provided by Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering Co.(KSOE) shows an LNG ship built by its main affiliate Hyundai Heavy Industries. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)