by Tina Olivero

    CRP Subsea Provides Pipeline Protection to an Innovative Jettyless LNG Transfer System

    April 12, 2023

    CRP Subsea, an AIS company, has successfully delivered a contract awarded by ECOnnect Energy, providing Dynamic Bend Stiffeners for their IQuay™ jettyless LNG transfer system.

    The innovative jettyless transfer system IQuay™ F-Class from ECOnnect Energy will be used to continuously transfer LNG gas from an offshore LNG production facility to a permanently moored floating storage unit (FSU), replacing the need for a fixed jetty. CRP Subsea’s Dynamic Bend Stiffeners will protect the flexible pipes to and from the IQuay™ system, providing additional stiffness and preventing them from overbending at the termination points. This will allow for increased operational uptime even in inclement weather.

    Ben Stubbens, Sales Team Manager at CRP Subsea states: “This award is recognition of our technical expertise and unrivalled track record of providing Bend Stiffeners to the oil & gas industry for over 40 years.  It’s a testament to our commitment to delivering reliable customized solutions that meet the unique needs of our customers. We are honored to have the opportunity to work with such an innovative forward-thinking company and look forward to building a strong and long-lasting relationship.”

    Produced at CRP Subsea’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in the North of England, the Bend Stiffeners have now been delivered, to be installed when the IQuay™ F-Class is deployed later this year.

    The IQuay™ leverages the traditional marine infrastructure and existing LNG transfer operations, as it is optimized to be scalable as well as compatible with a wide range of Floating Storage Units (FSUs) and Floating Storage Regasification Units (FSRUs). The jettyless scope accelerates consumer access to natural gas in a cost-effective and agile manner. A Bend Stiffener is a bend-limiting device used to protect flexible pipelines, umbilical, or cables. It does this in three ways;  (1) They ensure the flexible pipe does not bend beyond the manufacturer’s desired minimum bend radius (MBR) during the life of the project, in such a way as to optimize the fatigue performance of the flexible pipe. (2) They provide a suitable load path from the flexible pipe to the fixed structure. (3) Bend stiffeners reduce point loading at the termination point. We have an extensive track record in the supply of bend stiffeners, with zero failures.

    CRP Subsea, an AIS Company

    Using advanced material technology, CRP Subsea provides high-integrity solutions for the harshest and most demanding offshore environments. CRP Subsea specializes in the development and production of polymer and syntactic foam-based buoyancy and protection products for the offshore renewables and oil & gas industries. CRP Subsea, an AIS company, has been providing innovative solutions to the industry for over 40 years.


    ECOnnect Energy is an independent Norwegian technology company assisting the energy and maritime markets with the jettyless IQuay™ transfer terminal. The IQuay™ solutions feature a game-changing floating jettyless system for the loading, discharge and bunkering of LNG, ammonia, hydrogen and CO2 for storing carbon without the need for invasive, time- and cost-intensive fixed marine infrastructures. With proprietary infrastructure solutions, ECOnnect Energy is committed to accelerating the uptake of clean energy globally.


    Tina Olivero

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