The Norwegian Embassy was invited to attend an important milestone at Hyundai Heavy Industries in South Korea on 27 February 2013 when the keel laying of the vessel for the Hoegh LNG Floating Storage and Regasification Unit (FSRU) took place. The vessel under construction will be used as a floating LNG import terminal in Indonesia. The term of the contract with Perusahaan Gas Negara is 20 years followed by two five year extension options.
The keel laying ceremony was attended by about 100 guests, including the Vice Minister for Energy and Mineral Resources of the Republic of Indonesia, Susilo Siswoutomo, the Chief Executive Officer of Perusahaan Gas Negara, Hendi Prio Santoso, the President and Chief Operating Officer of Hyundai Heavy Industries, Oi-Hyun Kim, and the President and Chief Executive Officer of Höegh LNG, Sveinung J.S. Støhle and Marianne Damhaug, Minister Counsellor, Royal Norwegian Embassy Jakarta.
The FSRU vessel has 170.000 m3 of capacity and will have a mooring system offshore near Lampung.