QatarEnergy has embarked on the largest LNG shipbuilding programme as part of the North Field Expansion project, said HE the Minister of State for Energy Affairs, Saad bin Sherida al-Kaabi.
“We have awarded a series of key offshore and onshore EPC contracts that are crucial for its timely execution,” HE al-Kaabi said Sunday.
He said QatarEnergy will be working with its reliable business partners from China and Japan in the shipbuilding programme.
In April, QatarEnergy signed a series of time-charter parties (TCPs) with a subsidiary of Mitsui O.S.K Lines (MOL) for the long-term charter and operation of four LNG ships, constituting the first batch of TCPs awarded under QatarEnergy’s massive LNG shipping programme.
Concurrent with the signing of the TCPs, back-to-back LNG carrier shipbuilding contracts were signed between MOL and Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding Group (Hudong), a subsidiary of China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC), for the construction of four new LNG carriers to serve QatarEnergy’s LNG growth projects and future fleet requirements.
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