Japan’s Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) has booked a series of LNG carrier newbuildings at Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding on the back of charters to a Chinese energy company.

The shipping giant disclosed that through its subsidiary, it has inked a long-term charter contract for three new LNG ships with ENN LNG Singapore — a wholly owned subsidiary of ENN Natural Gas.

MOL did not disclose details of the charter but said the ships will be constructed by Hudong-Zhonghua and that the Chinese yard is slated to deliver the trio by 2028.