Connect LNG believes that cleaner energy should be cheap and accessible. We make this possible by providing cost efficient solutions to clients worldwide.
Connect LNG is an independent Norwegian technology company whose core solution offering for the midstream, downstream and maritime markets is the floating jettyless Universal Transfer System (UTS®). The UTS is fully commercialised and patented by Connect LNG and comprises a universal floating platform system, floating cryogenic flexible pipes and a robust interface between the UTS and Carrier’s manifold for loading, reloading and bunkering of LNG and other liquid products.
Compared to traditional jetties, the key values to our customers are: significantly lower cost, reduced schedules, installation flexibility and minimal environmental impact. The UTS is field proven and classed by DNV GL, as well as the Norwegian Authorities and is suitable for small to large scale transfer of liquids.
The UTS technology is protected by patents and fully owned by Connect LNG AS.
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UTS - A jettyless system for safe transfer of fluids from any vessel
THE UTS TECHNOLOGY
The system provides significantly reduced and highly predictable investment cost as compared to traditional LNG transfer solutions. This is achieved through a lean and universal design based on proven technology. The system ensures seamless integration to existing terminals, which minimizes downtime during installation.
INCREASING THE UP-TIME
A unique ship interface provides excellent hydrodynamic performance, provides maximum uptime, and enables safe hose connection to the ship's manifolds.
SIMPLE CARGO HANDLING
The UTS system is equipped with lightweight and flexible aerial hoses that are hoisted from the platform deck by the ship's crane for connection to the ship's manifold.
This completes the connection between the ship and the onshore terminal. LNG can then be transferred through the aerial hoses, over the UTS platform deck, further through the rigid piping and then the floating flexible hoses.
The system allows for transfer from ship to shore, shore to ship, or ship to ship.
FLEXIBILITY & MOBILITY
The UTS system is compatible with a wide range of ships and terminals with no modifications required. It is easily adapted to support any pipe diameter or multiple transfer lines in parallel, to meet all requirements for strength, flow rate, pressure loss and boil off.
Since the system is floating, it provides the possibility of relocation or resale should the demand at a certain location change over time, hereby significantly reducing investment risk.
CONNECT TO ANY SHIP AND TERMINAL
When the vessel arrives, it is safely moored by a conventional multibuoy mooring system or similar, and the UTS system is moved out to the vessel by a tug where it is connected to the vessel by a vacuum attachment system.