Lampung hook-up for Hoegh

Moored: Lampung off Indonesia

Hoegh LNG is set to launch commercial operation of its Lampung floating storage and regasification unit off Sumatra, Indonesia in mid-June after completing hook-up of the unit to its mooring system.

It will be the first time that a so-called tower yoke mooring system, built in China, has been used for a liquefied natural gas import terminal, according to Hoegh chief executive Sveinung Stohle.

The vessel, which was delivered from South Korean yard Hyundai Heavy Industries to the Oslo-listed contractor last month, is fixed on a 20-year charter with Indonesia’s Perusahaan Gas Negara, which has two extension options of five years each.

Hoegh still has two more FSRU newbuilds due to be delivered from the yard next year out of an original four-vessel construction programme, having received the second unit, Independence, earlier this month.

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