Video: Hoegh LNG launches its eighth FSRU

Image courtesy of Höegh LNG

Norway-based floating LNG giant Höegh LNG has launched its eighth floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) at the Hyundai Heavy Industries’ shipyard in Ulsan, South Korea.

The 170,000-cbm FSRU will have a regas capacity of 750 MMscf/day. It is expected to be delivered in the first quarter of 2018.

Höegh LNG said before that the vessel was intended to serve the Penco-Lirquén LNG import terminal and the accompanying onshore gas-fired power plant in Chile.

However, as Chile’s third LNG import terminal is facing a delay due to issues with the project’s environmental approval, the FSRU could be reallocated to a different project.

Sveinung Støhle, head of Höegh LNG recently said that in the case of a delay the FSRU would be reallocated either for a “project that we already have a long-term contract for, or to a project which we are currently in a tender for and has a start-up in 2018.”

The Oslo-based company has currently six FSRUs in operation and four under construction.

LNG World News Staff