QatarEnergy and MOL expand partnership with three new LNG carrier deals

State-owned oil and gas company QatarEnergy has signed another long-term charter contract with a subsidiary of Japanese shipping company Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) for three newbuild liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers.

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The contract includes three LNG carriers to be built at Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding in China. The vessels are scheduled for delivery in 2027.

With the latest deal, MOL and QatarEnergy expand their existing relationship, building on the long-term charter contract signed in April this year.

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QatarEnergy is undertaking the North Field Expansion Project to increase its LNG production capacity to 126 million tons per annum by 2027.

Most recently, the company awarded long-term charter contracts to Malaysian energy logistics group MISC Berhad and its consortium partners for five newbuild LNG carriers, in addition to previously awarded seven long-term deals.

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You can read more about QatarEnergy’s North Field Expansion Project here.

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