Regional Maritime University and HAlegh LNG sign MoU

Accra, The Regional Maritime University (RMU) Ghana has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with HAlegh LNG, a major player in the liquid natural gas (LNG) segment of the maritime industry to support capacity development for seafarers.

A statement from HAlegh LNG said Quantum Power Ghana was also a party to the MoU.

Professor Elvis Nyarko, the Vice Chancellor of the Regional Maritime University, signed on behalf of the University, Mr Oeyvind Staerk of HAlegh LNG AS, the Norwegian management company of HAlegh LNG, signed for HAlegh LNG, while Quantum Power Ghana was represented by Mr Ruben Atekpe.

HAlegh LNG intends to actively work with RMU to increase the competence of Ghanaian seafarers, RMU lecturers, pilots and tug masters to build the ability of Ghanaians to safely and efficiently operate and handle advanced gas carriers.

LNG is set to become an ever important part of Ghana’s energy mix and it is important that Ghana develops its own capacity to handle LNG installations.

HAlegh LNG has a very substantial track record in building maritime LNG capacity in other countries in which it operates Floating Storage and Regasification Unit (FSRU) vessels, and will draw on that experience to the benefit of Ghana once the FSRU had been deployed here.

Using a new, purpose provided by Hoegh LNG, Quantum Power intends to construct, own and operate LNG terminal facility offshore at Tema.

HAlegh LNG provides floating energy solutions and operates world-wide with a leading position as owner and operator of floating LNG import terminals; floating storage and regasification units and is one of the most experienced operators of LNG carriers.

Source: Ghana News Agency