QatarEnergy has ordered six LNG ships from two South Korean shipyards, the first batch under a 2020 agreement, as the Gulf state seeks to meet requirements for its North Field expansion plans. Four vessels were ordered from Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering and two ships from Samsung Heavy Industries. The cost of the order and timeline of delivery has not been disclosed. Qatar’s North Field is the world’s largest offshore gas field and the expansion project will boost its LNG production capacity to 126 million mt/year by 2027 from 77 million mt/year now.
- Qatar orders six LNG ships from Korean shipyards amid expansion plans