Russian shipowner Sovcomflot (SCF Group) has firmed up long-term charter deal options on two LNG carrier newbuildings with its existing shipping partner TotalEnergies.

Sovcomflot said the 174,000-cbm vessels will be chartered to the French energy major for a period of up to seven years.

The ships will operate under the TotalEnergies global LNG trading programme, with Sovcomflot responsible for their technical management.