SK E&S tendering for LNG carriers

SK E&S tendering for LNG carriers

Seoul: SK E&S, an energy subsidiary of Korea’s SK Group, is tendering for four LNG carrier newbuilds to move shale gas from the US.

A number of Korea’s bigger yards are understood to be tabling bids for the tender for the ships that are needed by 2019. The vessels will be deployed to take shale from the third liquefaction train of the Freeport LNG project of the US.

SK E&S has signed a deal to transport of 2.2m tons of LNG to Korea every year for 20 years from 2019.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.

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