The naming ceremony for ‘Independence’, the first of four Höegh LNG floating, storage and regasification units (FSRUs) that are currently under construction at Hyundai, took place today. ‘Independence’ is to serve the Lithuania’s Klaipedos Nafta FSRU project, and the President of Lithuania, H.E Dalia Grybauskaite, is the Lady Sponsor.
"The day of inauguration of the vessel ‘Independence’ by the President of Lithuania, Dalia Grybauskaite, is truly significant,” the Lithuanian Ambassador in Norway, Andrius Namavicius, said. The FSRU, he said, “serves as an excellent example of reliable economic cooperation between the Republic of Lithuania and our Nordic friend – the Kingdom of Norway. It is symbolic that the naming ceremony nearly coincides with the Lithuanian Independence Day of February 16.
Namavicius praised Lithuania’s “significant step towards ensuring its energy security and creating a diversified and competitive energy market. “I do believe that today's achievements will be followed by the further partnership and friendship of our countries,” he concluded.
CEO and President of Höegh LNG, Sveinung Støhle, said that the company was “honored and pleased” to be involved in a project so crucial to Lithuania’s energy supply.
“This project is a prime example of the innovative, cost effective and flexible solutions HLNG's FSRU represent to its clients,” he stated. “Our company looks forward to the start-up of the project and a continued excellent cooperation with our client Klaipedos Nafta.”
Adapted from press release by Ted Monroe
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