According to reports, Qatar is expected to hire three South Korean shipbuilders to build 44 liquefied natural gas carriers for a total of $10 billion.
The joint project between U.S. energy giant Exxon Mobil Corp
. and state-run Qatar Petroleum
Co. calls for transferring 15.6 million tons of LNG from Qatar to Exxon Mobil`s terminal in the United States.
Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Samsung Heavy Industries Co. and Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. won orders for a combined 34 LNG carriers between June 2004 and last month and are expected to win orders for 10 more vessels by the end of April, JoongAng Ilbo reported Wednesday.