UK's BG Group is to sign long-term charter deals for five LNG carrier newbuildings with two Greek shipowners.
Industry players say Maran Gas Maritime has been negotiating with shipyards for three 170,000CBM vessels, while two newbuilds are reportedly heading to GasLog.
Hyundai Heavy Industries and Samsung Heavy Industries of Korea are said to be the most likely candidates for the newbuilding project.
BG is reportedly planning to finalize the deals no later than the end of this year.
Published : December 4, 2012