Alpha Gas adds third LNG carrier order at DSME

Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) from South Korea looks to have been the big winner among the many yards exhibiting at Posidonia in Athens this week.
Alpha Gas confirmed an option for a third LNG carrier to be built at the yard during the Greek show this week.
At the end of March, Alpha Gas, a unit of Greek owner Anna Kanellakis’ Pantheon Tankers, hads placed an initial order at DSME for the contruction of two 173,400 cu m LNG carriers. The first two ships with an end 2020 delivery tag cost $370m in total.
The traditional big headline orders from Greek owners at Posidonia have been thin on the ground this week, with Maran Gas’s order for a 173,400 cu m LNG carrier and an FSRU also at DSME the only other major order of note so far with the show set to close in a few hours.

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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