Gas Natural Fenosa has developed a floating system for transferring LNG that consists of a platform fitted with a connection system compatible with methane tankers. Once connected to the ship, the LNG is transferred to land via floating cryogenic hoses.
The system, known as DirectLink LNG, was implemented in collaboration with the Norwegian technology company Connect LNG, was designed and manufactured in 6 months in a shipyard in Brevik, Norway.
The system allows LNG to be discharged from existing LNG tankers to land, bypassing fixed infrastructure such as ports and docks and supplying it to customers located in remote places where access is difficult.
The company hopes this development will allow small and medium-scale supply of LNG to develop rapidly, by providing end users with access to an economic and environmentally friendly energy source.
"We started with an innovative idea and materialised it in record time. This is a unique solution that will enable us to revolutionise the small and medium-scale LNG market in the coming years and globally, an integral solution driven exclusively by Gas Natural Fenosa with a host of possibilities," said José Miguel Moreno Blanes, Project Director at Gas Natural Fenosa.
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