US-listed New Fortress Energy has moved in on an uncommitted LNG carrier newbuilding controlled by Greek shipowner Alpha Gas, booking the vessel on a long-term charter.

Brokers said New Fortress has fixed one of two Alpha Gas’ 2024-delivering LNG carriers that the Greek owner has on order at Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries.

They detailed that the as-yet-unnamed, 174,000-cbm ship, which is being fitted with an X-DF propulsion system, is scheduled for handover in April and has been fixed for 10 years at a rate of around $105,000 per day.