Evangelos Marinakis-controlled Capital Gas is growing its fleet to 18 LNG carriers after snapping up two newbuilding slots and a 21-year-old secondhand vessel worth a combined $535m in total.

Industry sources close to the company said Capital has secured two LNG carrier berths at Hyundai Heavy Industries in South Korea.

The 174,000-cbm newbuildings, which are to be equipped with MEGA propulsion systems, are each priced around the $250m mark and are due for delivery in the third quarter of 2026.