Norwegian shipowner Awilco LNG has fixed one of its two-ship LNG carrier fleet on an 18-month time-charter contract.

The company said it had chartered its 156,000-cbm tri-fuel diesel-electric WilForce (built 2013) to “a major utility” without naming the party involved.

LNG industry sources named Japan’s Osaka Gas Co as the vessel’s charterer.

Awilco said the contract is estimated to contribute an Ebitda of about $73m over the charter period, indicating a rate of around $150,000 per day on the vessel.