Greek shipowner Alpha Gas is being named as the company in talks with shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries to buy three LNG carriers under construction that were originally ordered by Russian shipowner Sovcomflot (SCF Group).

Several industry sources told TradeWinds that Alpha Gas, which is part of Anna Angelicoussis’ shipping interests, has fought off interest from a large number of interested parties on the trio of 174,000-cbm ships, which are being built at Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries.