SOTLL - Sideways Offshore Transfer of LNG and LPG

The target of the consortium SOTLL is to develop a safe and flexible transfer system for liquefied cryogenic gases ( especially LNG and LPG ) in offshore conditions. While using the side-by- side configuration the cryogenic transfer should be possible even in relative harsh conditions up to 3 meter significant wave heights. To reach that target a technology leap in pipe flexibility and minimum bending radius has to be performed.

The result of the development is a solution for a safe side-by-side transfer, which bridges the technologically gap in harsh conditions, where until now a side-by-side transfer of LNG was not possible. NEXANS takes the role as leader of the consortium, as already performed in the previous project MPLS20.