Ain Sokhna Hoegh FSRU

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Ain Sokhna Hoegh FSRU is a mothballed LNG terminal in the Port of Ain Sokhna, Egypt, along the Gulf of Suez.[1]


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Project Details

  • Owner: Egas
  • Location: floating in the Port of Ain Sokhna, Egypt, along the Gulf of Suez.
  • Coordinates: 29.648630, 32.355923 (approximate)
  • Capacity: 4.2 mtpa[1]
  • Status: Mothballed
  • Type: Import
  • Start Year: 2015

Note: mtpa = million tonnes per year; bcfd = billion cubic feet per day


The FSRU entered commercial operation, serving as Egypt’s import terminal, in late April 2015, as the country pushed to secure gas supply and reduce power shortages, informed Energy Egypt. Höegh Gallant FSRU serves under a five-year charter agreement with the Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company. The FSRU was built in 2014 by the South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries. It is capable of storing 170,000 cubic meters of the chilled fuel and has a regasification capacity of 500mcf/d. It is installed next to the Sumed BW LNG Terminal in the Port of Ain Sokhna.[2]

The FSRU left Ain Sokhna terminal in 2018 when domestic gas production increased from the recently discovered gas fields in the West Nile Delta and Zohr.[3]

As of 2023, the project has not resumed operation, and it is assumed to be mothballed.

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 2019 World Gas Report International Gas Union, accessed August 2019
  2. FSRU Höegh Gallant Receives 100th LNG Cargo in Ain Sokhna Egypt Oil and Gas Newspaper, June 14, 2017
  3. GIIGNL World Report 2019 GIIGNL, accessed August 5, 2019

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