QatarEnergy has finalised the last two shipowners for the first phase of what has been a 54-vessel LNG carrier newbuilding haul at South Korea’s top three shipbuilders.

Those working on the business said Japan’s Meiji Shipping has been assigned to four of the Middle East producer’s pre-reserved berths at Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering and MISC Berhad of Malaysia has been assigned to two.