Norway’s Equinor has invited offers from shipowners able to provide two LNG carrier newbuildings.

Those following the business said the energy company is seeking one vessel for delivery in 2023 and a second in 2026.

Equinor is said to be offering 10-year charter deals with optional periods to extend the hire on the vessels.

Offers are due on the ships towards the end of the day on Wednesday, 12 October.