Hoegh LNG confirms Egyptian FSRU charter deal

Norwegian FSRU player Hoegh LNG confirmed it has signed a deal with Australian Industrial Energy (AIE) and Egypt’s EGAS to deploy the 2019-built FSRU Hoegh Galleon to Egypt.

Hoegh LNG said on Thursday that the FSRU with a regas capacity of 384 mmscf/d will be located in Ain Sokhna, Egypt for a “likely period of 19-20 months”.

The agreement with EGAS is for an interim period of June 2024 to February 2026, and the aim of the deployment is to support energy security in Egypt, it said.

After that, the 170,000-cbm FSRU is expected to be deployed to AIE’s LNG terminal currently under construction at Port Kembla, in New South Wales, Hoegh LNG said.

The firm did not provide further details of the agreement.

LNG Prime reported on April 23, citing a report by Wood Mackenzie, that EGAS has chartered the FSRU to deploy it in the Ain Sokhna port and address potential gas shortages in its domestic market.

Hoegh LNG said in November last year that Hoegh Galleon has started its long-term charter with Squadron Energy’s AIE.

AIE is currently working on its Port Kembla import terminal in New South Wales to prepare the facility for the arrival of the FSRU.

Squadron Energy’s latest update said that the terminal is more than 90 percent completed and the “timing of the FSRU’s arrival remains on track for 2026.”

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