Korean Shipyards Said to Win LNG Deal

Thursday, April 13, 2006
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. Source: UPI

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