FSRU Independence

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Coordinates: 55°39′52″N 21°08′16″E / 55.664457°N 21.137649°E / 55.664457; 21.137649

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FSRU Independence
Name: FSRU Independence
Owner: Leif Höegh & Co, Oslo, Norway
Port of registry: Singapore, Singapore
Builder: Hyundai Heavy Industries
Cost: Ca. $330,000,000 USD
Yard number: 2549
Laid down: 2012
Launched: 2014
In service: 2014
Identification: Call sign: 9V7190
IMO number9629536
MMSI number: 563614000
Status: In service
General characteristics
Type: LNG carrier
Tonnage: 109,793 GT
36,732 NT
82,028 DWT
Length: 290 m (951 ft 5 in)
Beam: 50 m (164 ft 1 in)
Propulsion: Dual fuel diesel electric
Speed: 18 knots (33 km/h; 21 mph)
Capacity: 170,000 m3 (6,000,000 cu ft)
Notes: To be used for ten years as a floating LNG storage and regasification unit as an LNG imported terminal in Lithuania.

FSRU Independence, delivered in March 2014 is an LNG carrier designed as a floating LNG storage and regasification unit to be used as an LNG import terminal in Lithuania. The vessel can store 170,000 m3 (6,000,000 cu ft) of natural gas and can supply all of Lithuania's need for natural gas. The vessel started operating in the autumn of 2014. It provides some diversification of Lithuanian gas imports away from Russia.

Built by Hyundai in South Korea, it arrived at Klaipėda on 27 October 2014, after a five-month cruise.

FSRU Independence in the port of Klaipėda

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