Middle East producing giant QatarEnergy has confirmed more of its reserved berths for LNG carriers at three South Korean shipyards and has now given the go-ahead to more than one-third of the slots it set aside in 2020 under its mammoth programme for up to 151 newbuildings.

Those following the process closely said QatarEnergy, which is conducting its huge LNG newbuilding tender business through its compatriot producer Qatargas, has upped its declared berths at Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering to 18 in total.