Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering of South Korea booked an order for two LNG carriers, with optional six vessels more, from Greek owner Almi Gas.
Almi Gas is planning to make a $1.6bn investment in up to eight LNG carriers and has confirmed it already firmed up its two 160,000-cbm newbuildings at Daewoo.
Chairman Costas Fostiropoulos says the vessels are due for delivery in July and September 2014 and have found a charterer.
Optional four vessels are 2015 delivery slots and two in 2016. Fostiropoulos admits the charterer is not interested in the options but will declare the options without charters.