Greek shipowner Evalend Shipping has signed its first orders for a pair of LNG carriers at Hyundai Heavy Industries, paying just shy of $260m for each vessel.

Korea Shipbuilding and Offshore Engineering (KSOE), the holding company of Hyundai Heavy Industries said today that it had won a KRW 679bn ($518.8m) order for two LNG carriers.

KSOE did not name the contracting party but referred to them as “an African shipper”.