TotalEnergies has emerged as the company behind a potential five-year charter of a shuttle tanker owned by KNOT Offshore Partners.

The French energy giant has taken the 152,268-dwt Anna Knutsen (built 2017) for an initial two years, with options to extend the time charter by up to three further one-year periods.

KNOT first disclosed that it had secured a fresh charter for the Denmark-flag ship in late March but declined to name the counterparty.