If you were to list the shipowners that have competed on LNG newbuilding tenders over the past few years, one name is likely to crop up — Knutsen OAS Shipping.

The Norwegian owner — headquartered in the south-western coastal town of Haugesund — seemed to be everywhere and winning.

It now boasts a huge LNG fleet of 43 vessels: 17 existing ships and a whopping 26 newbuildings.