Connect LNG was born from the strong desire to challenge the status quo in established and traditional industry sectors which are deep-rooted in the Norwegian culture; namely Maritime, Shipping and Energy.
Norway is a maritime nation and has been at the forefront of the shipping industry for over 150 years. Thanks also to the national oil and gas adventure which started in the 1970’s, Norway is home to the many companies leading the technology revolution in the offshore sector.
In 2012 Connect LNG brought to life a hypothesis relating to LNG transfer from ship to shore. Analysis showed that fixed port infrastructures were incredibly expensive, detrimental to marine biodiversity with project schedules which expanded years, rather than months. Maritime companies, experts and ship captains interviewed at the time were eager to simplify LNG cargo offloading and berthing possibilities. The question then formed: "Is there a way to bring the jetty to the ship, rather than the ship to the jetty?"
Today, Connect LNG is an independent Norwegian technology company headquartered in Oslo, whose core solution offering for the midstream, downstream and maritime markets is the jettyless Universal Transfer System UTS®, which successfully completed the world’s first offloading of LNG from ship to shore in 2017.
The team at Connect LNG are leading the way to a future of jettyless liquid transfer.
We are committed to solving energy infrastructure challenges through our consultancy services and proprietary technology solutions.
"I believe that clean energy should be cheap and accessible in order to ensure a prosperous and sustainable future for mankind."
"We are driven to create value for our customers and share the spirit of entrepreneurship across cultural boundaries."
"We must work relentlessly to create sustainable energy value chains for the population as a whole."
"Without first movers, there would be no progress. Innovation is not only about technology development, but also the ability to detach yourself from the status quo."
The Board comprises a diverse range of discipline experts with several decades of experience in the energy, shipping and maritime sectors.
We aim to inspire and enable businesses to lead the way to a robust economy. By interweaving sustainability and technology, we aim to contribute to the United Nation's Sustainability Goals relating to: affordable energy for all; resilient infrastructure; climate change; and protection of our coastal waters.
Connect LNG’s code of conduct ensures: employees and industry partners uphold fundamental responsibilities and accountability; continuous improvement and reinforcement of domain knowledge; professionalism and trust between internal and external customers; and promotion of positive personal and interpersonal behaviours.
The LNG industry needs to keep evolving to keep up with competing energy sources. Floating LNG transfer systems can enable new energy markets. We explore the import infrastructure available along South Africa’s coastline and how improvements can be made to strengthen the country’s energy industry.
In 2017 Connect LNG and Naturgy Energy Group S.A. (then Gas Natural Fenosa) made history with the world's first transfer of LNG with the Universal Transfer System, UTS ®.
In recent years the excess supply of LNG, deregulation of markets, new hub-based pricing structures and technological developments have resulted in the emergence of new and complex trading patterns being driven by a dynamically changing global market that is also opening emerging new opportunities.
Connect LNG was born from first-hand experience with the challenges and inefficiencies of traditional LNG offloading methods from ship to shore. Our core offerings remove the need for fixed and permanent infrastructure such as quays, jetties, trestle structures and loading platforms.
Dredging, which is expensive and damaging to coastal areas, can be eliminated with Connect LNG’s floating jettyless transfer solution.
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