Evangelos Marinakis-controlled Capital Gas is close to concluding a deal that will see a pair of its remaining five open LNG carrier newbuildings bareboat chartered to West African producer Nigeria LNG (NLNG).

Those following Capital closely said the company has fixed on subjects to NLNG for seven-year periods two 174,000-cbm LNG carrier newbuildings which are scheduled to deliver in mid-2024.

The bareboat rate vessels, which are currently due to be named the Apostolos and Aktoras, is said to be around $100,000 per day which equates to a time-charter equivalent of close to $120,000 per day.