John Fredriksen’s Flex LNG could add to its charter backlog in the next 12 months and believes it is well-positioned to compete with hotly-priced LNG carrier newbuildings which are due to deliver from 2027.

Speaking on a first quarter results call, Flex chief executive Oystein Kalleklev said the company is seeing enquiries in the market for LNG carriers required for 2027 and 2028 dates.