WÄRTSILÄ has been contracted to supply the re-gasification system for an FSRU (Floating, Storage, Re-gasification Unit) conversion project that Höegh LNG plans to carry out on a modern LNG vessel.

The Wärtsilä re-gasification system to be supplied will feature regas technology using water glycol as the intermediate medium instead of propane. This provides a more compact solution being some 15% smaller and lighter than the propane based system.

“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,” Höegh LNG CEO and president, Sveinung Støhle, said.

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 the northern autumn of 2017.

Wärtsilä has previously supplied eight re-gasification systems to Höegh LNG.