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Wartsila will supply regas system for FSRU conversion

Written by Nick Blenkey
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Wärtsilä will supply the re-gasification system for an FSRU conversion project that Höegh LNG plans to carry out on a modern LNG vessel

AUGUST 25, 2016 —Wärtsilä has been contracted to supply the regasification system for an FSRU (Floating, Storage, Re-gasification Unit) conversion project that Höegh LNG plans to carry out on a modern LNG vessel. The contract was signed earlier this month.

The Wärtsilä regasification system to be supplied will feature regas technology that uses water glycol as the intermediate medium instead of propane. This provides a more compact solution being some 15 percent smaller and lighter than a propane based system.

“We have enjoyed a good relationship with the customer for many years and have supplied them with a number of regas systems,” says Timo Koponen, Vice President, Flow & Gas Solutions, Wärtsilä Marine Solutions. “Repeat orders are the most positive endorsement of customer satisfaction, and we are delighted to again be the supplier of choice for this conversion project.”

“Having used Wärtsilä’s systems for previous FSRUs, we are familiar with their expertise in this field and we did not hesitate in accepting their competitive bid and selecting their system for this FSRU conversion vessel,” says Sveinung J.S. Støhle, CEO and President of Höegh LNG.

The Wärtsilä scope of supply for this project comprises the water glycol re-gasification module, the water glycol /seawater heaters and pumps. Delivery is scheduled for autumn 2017.

Wärtsilä has previously supplied eight regasification systems to Höegh LNG.

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