A hydrocarbon with a potent global warming potential (GWP), it constitutes much of the natural gas we consume (anywhere from 50-90%) and it is getting a lot of attention these days in the conversation about climate change, and for good reason - over a 20 year period it has 80 times more global warming potential when compared to carbon dioxide.
ECOnnect Energy is a key partner in "Project Green," an ambitious initiative led by APPL (Alternative Petroleum & Power Limited) to establish itself as a leading supplier of clean E-fuels, including e-methanol and green ammonia, in Africa.
ECOnnect has successfully delivered two cutting-edge jettyless IQuay units to New Fortress Energy’s (NFE) Fast LNG project in Altamira, Mexico.
The project is an export scale green hydrogen, green ammonia, freshwater and renewable electricity production project for an Australian energy major.
Yara Growth Ventures and Navigator Holdings Ltd. lead investment round of 5.4 million EUR (around 5.7 million USD) in Azane Fuel Solutions AS ammonia bunkering startup, to commence construction of the first of 15 bunkering units.
A vital energy transition seminar, fostering Norwegian-Vietnamese business partnerships, concluded successfully in Ho Chi Minh City on September 17.
Iverson eFuels AS and ECOnnect Energy join forces with the implementation of jettyless technology for groundbreaking Norwegian Hydrogen and Green Ammonia plant in Sauda.
A conversation with our summer 2023 interns, Helene Moxnes, Ludvig Lyche and Einar Gjeraker.
The goal of this survey is to gather sustainability insights from experts working within the maritime sector and people with an interest in the maritime sector. You can find more information below the survey.
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ECOnnect Energy receives "Export Prize 2023 - Newcomer of the year" for their efforts in creating value in Norway's foreign markets.
Learn how NTNU's world-class education influenced ECOnnect Energy's co-founders to develop their innovative concept.
TES and ECOnnect Energy sign contract to deliver jettyless IQuay solution for gas import to Wilhelmshaven port in twelve months in bid to bolster Germany’s energy security.
ECONNECT Energy is currently fabricating two jettyless IQuay units to deliver to New Fortress Energy’s (NFE) Fast LNG projects. NFE’s Fast LNG (FLNG) is a modular LNG production facility which will provide a low-cost supply of LNG for the growing global demand, and the jettyless scope will accelerate consumer access to natural gas.
The Azane ammonia bunkering terminal approval from DNV is a major milestone in establishing the safety protocol for the bunkering of ammonia, enabling the uptake of ammonia as fuel to decarbonise the maritime industry.
AZANE Fuel Solutions is the world’s first provider of turn-key, flexible ammonia-fuel bunkering solutions. Based in Norway, the company is a Joint Venture between Amon Maritime and ECONNECT Energy.
A conversation with the ECONNECT Energy Summer 2022 interns: Andreas Gudbrandsen, Sebastian Kaland and Ida Sandtorp.
Carbon Dioxide (CO₂) transport is the intermediary step in the carbon capture value chain, where CO₂ shipping is increasingly playing a more important role in global decarbonisation efforts via transport for CO₂ storage or utilisation. Although technical challenges remain in CO₂ shipping, the technologies for transport are maturing, making the business case more favourable for widespread adoption.
A conversation with ECONNECT Energy's Senior Marine Manager Dr. Jikun You about the importance of hydrodynamics and mooring to inform jettyless IQuay system design.
ECONNECT Energy, with input from SINTEF Energy Research, have collaborated to address the knowledge gaps related to fluid dynamics in floating, flexible cryogenic pipes for the marine-based distribution of fluids with a proprietary fluid dynamic modelling tool.
ECONNECT Energy and The Green Solutions (TGS) have signed a commercial agreement to export green ammonia from Tra Vinh production plant in Vietnam via proprietary jettyless infrastructure.
Yara International and Azane Fuel Solutions have signed a commercial agreement to establish a carbon-free ammonia fuel bunker network in Scandinavia. The ammonia bunker terminals will be designed and constructed by Azane Fuel Solutions and delivered to Yara. As one of the world's largest ammonia producers, the global fertilizer company Yara, will use its position to deliver green ammonia to the shipping industry.
ECONNECT Energy is delighted to welcome Torkel Halmø to the Board of Directors. Torkel not only brings a wealth of business and finance experience from the private and public sectors, but he has maintained a keen interest in the growth and commercialisation of ECONNECT for many years.
This first interview in a two-part series features Founder and CFO Miriam Wennberg in a discussion about her personal journey in a male-dominated industry, the importance of diversity in the energy transition and advice for supporting a more equal and inclusive workplace.
This article explores the benefits of jettyless import terminals as a rapid and cost-efficient solution to secure greater energy independence in the EU.
One of the ECONNECT Energy co-founders and "patent prolific" colleagues leads the company’s efforts to continuously innovate, push boundaries, and deliver future-ready technology. The ECONNECT blog interviews CIO Stian Magnusson to discuss the innovations you can expect to see from ECONNECT in 2022.
SINTEF Energy Research and ECONNECT Energy have developed a novel computational fluid dynamic (CFD) modelling tool to predict LNG, ammonia and liquid carbon dioxide flow rates in floating, flexible cryogenic pipes.
We’ve all heard about Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) and the climate benefits that can be achieved by using this technology. But what exactly is CCS, and how does the technology sequester carbon emissions?
ECONNECT Energy is delighted to welcome new Project Director Dag Thorvaldsen to the growing team.
ECONNECT Energy signs a contract with an undisclosed global energy company to deliver LNG transfer technology featuring a modular and innovative fast-track infrastructure solution for offshore applications. ECONNECT Energy will provide a proprietary transfer system between an offshore LNG facility to a permanently moored floating storage, for a variety of extreme metocean conditions.
Natural gas will continue to play a central role in the energy mix, but how is it used to produce power, and what are the benefits?
Here we explore the several environmental and social benefits of replacing conventional marine loading and offloading jetties with "jettyless" infrastructure.
ECONNECT Energy's Azane Fuel Solutions’ first project “Ammonia Fuel Bunkering Network”, which will build a green ammonia bunkering terminal, has been awarded NOK 89 million (EUR 8,600,000) through the Norwegian Green Platform Initiative, as announced by Minister of Climate and Environment in Norway, Mr. Sveinung Rotevatn.
Due to IMO 2020 regulations, shipping actors are looking into methods of reducing sulfur emissions, which will increase demand for lower carbon fuel sources, such as LNG. Here we investigate the impact of the IMO policy on the global LNG market.
To decarbonise the shipping sector, ammonia (NH3) is seen as a promising alternative to current marine fuels. Ammonia has many applications; apart from agricultural, industrial and marine fuel use, ammonia can also be used for the energy storage of electricity produced by renewables.
ECONNECT Energy and Amon Maritime announce the launch of joint venture – Azane Fuel Solutions. The new company will fill an existing gap in the ammonia fuel value chain by developing ammonia ship bunkering infrastructure technology, products and services.
ECONNECT Energy conducted an offshore marine LNG delivery with the IQuay™ patented jettyless transfer system (previously called UTS) in Norway together with Spanish utility company Naturgy Energy Group, and Finnish energy company Gasum.
Fahrenheit 212 has a discussion with ECONNECT Energy Sustainability Lead on how the oil & gas industry is evolving, diversifying portfolios with renewable and hybrid solutions.
Petromindo.com features ECONNECT Energy's floating IQuay solution.
Connect LNG changes name to ECONNECT Energy to reflect a broader focus on clean energy transfer solutions.
ECONNECT is proud to introduce Lars Thoresen Haug, our technically-astute business development associate.
A shift from oil to gas is necessary for a greener future. Gas is increasingly attractive for its low carbon emissions, low sulfur content, high energy density and availability. While many carbon-based fuels have faced declining demands in recent years, liquified natural gas (LNG) is globally one of the fastest growing fuels today.
ECONNECT Energy in partnership with Equinor conducted a physical wave operation to demonstrate the safe connection in waves, between the IQuay jettyless transfer system, La Santa Maria, to an Equinor-chartered gas carrier. The operation demonstrated the ability of the IQuay to withstand challenging weather without compromising safe and effective operations. The full-scale operation measured both the performance of the vacuum attachment system and the IQuay motion in waves, as well as a towing operation in significant swell.
ECONNECT is pleased to announce that Danielle Murphy-Cannella has joined our team as Sustainability Lead.
The United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, with its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and the Paris Agreement on climate change provide a pathway for a more prosperous, equitable and sustainable future for people and the planet. Answering the call of the SDGs has never been more urgent. Luckily, recent trends have de-mystified both understanding and achieving the SDGs for the private sector.
As a new year starts, ECONNECT Energy is pleased to announce that the company is growing – we warmly welcome Bjarne Eia as Director of Sales and Business Development.
Liquefied natural gas must be regasified to be used as fuel, power generation, for heating, cooking etc.. This process can be done in different ways, which is explained in the article.
Innovation keeps the LNG world in constant motion. This article discusses how and why we can expect LNG infrastructure and technology to change in the future.
Knowledge of the economics of the LNG value chain is key to effectively manage financial risk in LNG projects. LNG is now so cheap that incentives for fuel-switching are no longer on the critical line to secure future adoption of natural gas from coal and oil. Nevertheless, adequate allocation of volumes and the establishment of associated agreements between suppliers, buyers and other relevant stakeholders needs to be configured in a manner favoring natural gas in the long run.
Here we will discuss the most traditional methods of transferring LNG and other fluids from ship to shore, comparing it to floating jettyless transfer systems.
This article explains some of the key aspects of transporting LNG by ship.
Natural gas needs to be liquefied at an LNG plant in order to be shipped. This article explains how this key link in the LNG value chain works.
A jetty often serves as the marine infrastructure of an LNG terminal. Below, follows a breakdown of the different components and aspects of constructing an LNG jetty.
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 ECONNECT Energy (then Connect LNG) and Naturgy Energy Group S.A. (then Gas Natural Fenosa) made history with the world's first transfer of LNG with the IQuay jettyless transfer system.
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.
Indonesia is the largest archipelago in the world, with a population of over 250 million, where the majority is located on five major islands and about 30 smaller groups. The nation is the largest energy consumer in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), accounting for more than 36% of the region's energy demand.
Traditionally, economies of scale led natural gas to predominantly be distributed through pipelines or shipped as LNG by massive carriers moored to expensive jetties, restricting the supply of LNG to locations of large demand.
Carbon capture is an important measure to reduce carbon emissions to the atmosphere by capturing CO₂, and either utilizing it or storing it several kilometres underground. Carbon capture has existed for many years already, but at a relatively small scale. Our current global systems will continue to produce too much CO₂, and solutions to handle it elsewise must be considered.
With proprietary technology suitable for ammonia, CO₂, hydrogen, LNG, and more, ECONNECT Energy is engaged in international projects:
ECONNECT Energy was founded to address 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, and our technology also transfers ammonia and liquid CO₂.
Dredging and marine construction, which are both expensive and damaging to coastal areas, can be eliminated with ECONNECT Energy’s floating jettyless transfer solution.
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