Höegh LNG rolls out Quazar, Navarino’s IT-as-a-service platform

Jun 17, 2024 | Case Studies

Höegh LNG is a world leader in marine infrastructure solutions, and is owner and operator of one of the largest fleets of floating storage and regasification units (FSRUs) for the import of natural gas. Three of Höegh LNG’s ten vessels are operating in Germany.

Wanting to replace its vessels’ IT systems with a standardized and cost-efficient set-up that would meet the company’s strict cyber security requirements, Höegh LNG selected Navarino’s IT-as-a-service platform, Quazar. The platform delivers a complete onboard IT infrastructure including hardware, software, support and maintenance, all for a single monthly fee. Certified by Bureau Veritas, Quazar offers seamless deployment and a cost-effective way for maritime companies to handle their IT needs without the complexities of technical management. The result is both peace of mind for IT managers alongside a fully certified IT infrastructure.

Kjell Erik Hofland, Höegh LNG’s SVP IT,  said ‘We were seeking to standardize our operations – which we have achieved with Quazar. It not only meets our requirements but also provides full insight and control over our onboard IT infrastructure. We enjoyed a smooth transition to this new solution with Navarino and we enjoy a very good working relationship.”

Höegh LNG has an advanced vessel IT environment and as it becomes more and more complex, having a certified and fully supported IT service like Quazar brings both new efficiencies and functionalities.

Quazar has provided standardization which provides advantages including quicker resolution of issues, ease of knowledge-transfer between ships and of course, cost efficiencies. The Quazar services have also provided cost predictability with a fixed monthly fee approach. All support or maintenance tickets are very transparent, with no additional costs even when extra support is needed. This model is unique in comparison to what else is available and works very well.

As a company that treats cyber security with very high priority,  we feel we are in good hands with Quazar Information Security Management System.

Ivo Terhell, Navarino’s VP of Sales for Europe added ‘We are delighted to be working with one of the biggest names in Norwegian shipping on such a complex and game changing project. At Navarino we believe that Quazar is the future of maritime IT, and to partner with Hoegh LNG on implementing that future is very exciting. I would like to thank Kjell Erik and his team for choosing Navarino and I look forward to continuing working closely with them in the coming years.’