State-owned Qatar Petroleum has ordered four new LNG carriers from Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding Group Co. (Hudong), a unit of China State Shipbuilding Corp. This is its first LNG vessel deal with a shipyard from China. The cost of the order exceeds Qatari Riyals 2.8 billion ($770 million), Saad al-Kaabi, Minister of State for Energy Affairs and QP CEO, said in the statement. Qatar Petroleum signed an agreement to reserve LNG ship construction capacity in China to support its North Field, which is the world’s largest offshore gas field, located in the Persian Gulf and shared with Iran.
- Qatar orders four LNG carriers from China, its first shipyard deal with Beijing