Hamworthy wins world's first newbuild FSRU regas orders

Hamworthy has secured a contract for the supply of regasification technology on board what are understood to be the world’s first newbuild floating storage and regasification units (FSRUs).

Offshore staff

LONDON – Hamworthy has secured a contract for the supply of regasification technology on board what are understood to be the world’s first newbuild floating storage and regasification units (FSRUs).

Two 170,000 cu m storage capacity vessels, owned by Hoegh LNG, are being built at Hyundai Heavy Industries. Under the terms of the contract, Hamworthy will deliver systems to the Ulsan-based yard, one apiece in December 2012 and February 2013.

The initial two FSRU ships will feature Hamworthy’s propane-seawater regasification system, which has already proven itself on board two Golar liquefied natural gas carriers in operation (in Brazil and Dubai) that have been converted into FSRUs. The same system will also be delivered as part of two new projects under construction in Indonesia and Malaysia.

“We will deliver a complete regasification module for each FSRU, which will have slightly less in capacity and pressure than was the case for the Golar Winter project,” said Tore Lunde, Hamworthy Gas Systems’ managing director. “The units, which will weigh in at 550 tonnes and measure 20 m by 18 m by 10 m, will be delivered in module form with all the necessary process equipment installed for ease of integration on board the vessels.”

11/11/2011

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