A consortium of Asian shipping heavyweights has been awarded long-term time charter contracts for seven of the LNG carriers that QatarEnergy has lined up under its huge shipbuilding project.

Partners MISC Berhad, NYK, K Line and China LNG Shipping (Holdings) Ltd will take up seven of the newbuilding slots that QatarEnergy has lined up at Hyundai Heavy Industries.

The seven LNG carriers are scheduled for delivery in 2025.