Northern Marine Ltd
Highly tailored ship and offshore asset management
The JFT unit contains all the required equipment, systems and safety features normally installed on a jetty. It can be adapted for all LNG carriers from small distribution / bunker vessels to the largest existing LNG carriers. Designed to cope with wave conditions, the semi-submersible unit ensures high operational regularity, and requires low operational expenditure, as no propulsion, additional large machinery or manpower between loading operations is required.
As well as transfer to conventional sized LNG Carriers, the JFT has the adaptability to provide safe break-bulk loading to small scale LNG carriers.
One of the key advantages of the JFT solution compared to other systems, is that all LNG transfer equipment is built into the JFT. The hose reels are also located on the JFT unit, eliminating the costly construction of separate hose reel platforms and providing positional flexibility.
In further contrast to other similar Jetty-Less solution providers, the JFT is equipped with a hose handling crane for lifting and handling of the aerial STS hoses between the JFT and the midship manifold of the visiting LNG carrier (covered by the approved US patent).
The main interface is standard flange connections from the floating LNG hoses meaning no major modifications to the onshore facilities, FSU or existing jetty are required.
A complete JFT unit - with hose reels - can be constructed, commissioned and fully function-tested at the construction yard before the unit is transported to the final project location. Installation time at the final location is reduced to days.
Pictured right, Stena’s conceptual SAFE Bunker small-scale LNG Carrier is secured by a conventional buoy mooring system with the remotely controlled JFT facilitating break-bulk loading. Uncoupled from the FSU and with 150m separation between vessels, this Jettyless solution offers enhanced safety in comparison to traditional Ship to Ship Transfer.
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In comparison with fixed jetty infrastructure, Jettyless solutions offer Cost, Safety, Availability and Uptime, Flexible Redeployment and Environmental advantages. Our technologies are available to purchase, lease or sublease, offering clients considerable commercial advantage. Find out more here.