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FSRU Naming Ceremony

We are pleased to announce that our brand new FSRU (floating storage and regasification unit) has been officially “christened” at the Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) shipyard in Geoje, South Korea.

In keeping with maritime tradition, a “Godmother” was needed for the Naming Ceremony, a tradition which can be traced back to many civilisations including the Egyptians, the Vikings and the Greeks.

AIE’s head of Government and Stakeholder Relations, Kylie Hargreaves, was delighted to accept the duties of Godmother.

This involved touring the SHI shipyard, one of the three largest in the world, producing everything from offshore drilling and production rigs, ice breakers, FSRUs, LNG carriers and currently the world’s largest cargo vessel.

Kylie also received a tour of Hull SN 2220, as it was known prior to the Naming Ceremony.

“Naming Ceremonies are critical milestones and are taken very seriously within the industry. The formal proceedings involved numerous events, but the highlight was the axe-wielding to release the streamers and fireworks”, said Kylie.

The proceedings were overseen by the CEO & President of SHI and the Chairman of Höegh LNG. Senior representatives from AIE’s Partners ( JERA, Marubeni & Squadron Energy) were also in attendance.

Kylie’s new godchild is an impressive 298 metres long, 43 metres wide and her highest point, the bridge, is about 50 metres above the water line.

The FSRU will be moored at Berth 101 in Port Kembla’s Inner Harbour and take on cargoes of LNG (liquefied natural gas) from visiting carriers. The LNG will then be stored on board, regasified when needed and injected into an onshore pipeline for transmission to gas users.

See photos of the naming ceremony below, or click here to watch the Galleon on her recent sea trials.

The Höegh Galleon decked out for the ceremony

Dignitaries at the ceremony

President and CEO of Samsung Heavy Industries, Mr J O Nam, Kylie Hargreaves and Chairman of Höegh LNG, Mr Morton W Høegh

Kylie and Mr Nam

Kylie does the honours

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