Höegh LNG announces amendment of the Höegh Gallant time charter
Höegh LNG Holdings Ltd. have agreed to amend the Höegh Gallant time charter. Under the amended contract, the Höegh Gallant will be chartered as an LNG carrier to a third party, and Egas will compensate for the rate difference between the original FSRU contract and the new LNG carrier time charter. The amended contract is expected to become effective in October 2018 and will run to April 2020, the termination date of the original five-year FSRU contract.
As part of the original FSRU contract with Egas, Höegh LNG has certain equipment installed on the jetty in Ain Sokhna, Egypt. The book value of this equipment was approximately USD 9 million as of 30 June 2018, and since the market value and alternative use of such equipment is unclear, Höegh LNG expects to record an impairment for a corresponding amount for the third quarter of 2018.
About Höegh LNG:
Höegh LNG operates world-wide with a leading position as owner and operator of floating LNG import terminals; floating storage and regasification units (FSRUs), and is one of the most experienced operators of LNG Carriers (LNGCs). Höegh LNG's vision is to be the industry leader of floating LNG solutions. Its strategy is to develop the business through an extended service offering, with large-scale FSRUs as the main product, and focus on establishing long-term contracts with attractive risk-adjusted returns involving credible counterparts. The company is publicly listed on the Oslo stock exchange under the ticker HLNG, and owns approximately 46% of Höegh LNG Partners LP. Höegh LNG is a Bermuda based company with established presence in Norway, Singapore, the UK, USA, South Korea, Indonesia, Lithuania, Egypt, Colombia and Turkey. The company employs approximately 125 office staff and 525 seafarers.