Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) on Thursday 10 Nov announced that, through a subsidiary, it signed a long-term charter contract for three newbuilding liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers with QatarEnergy. The vessels will be built at Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding (Group) Co. in China, and are scheduled for delivery in 2027.
MOL had signed a long-term charter contract with QatarEnergy in April 2022 for four newbuilding LNG carriers, and the relationship between the two will be further expanded by three LNG carriers through the latest contract, said a release.
QatarEnergy is undertaking the North Field Expansion Project to increase its LNG production capacity to 126 million tons per annum by 2027.
MOL, through its further participation in LNG projects in Qatar, will contribute to stable global LNG supply and enhance the maritime transport of the next-generation, environment-friendly energy resources, the release added.