Monday, 31 August, 2015

Future of LNG

MannTek produces and markets products for the safe and environmentally friendly handling of hazardous fluids. The company´s business development manager for LNG, Johan Lilliesköld, discuss the challenges the oil and gas industry faces in the handling of cryogenics, and the advantages of their innovative cryogenic dry disconnect product.

"LNG contains neither suphur nor heavy metals, and nitrogen content is around 80% lower than ship fuel MGO, pointing towards  great future for LNG to overtake MGO in marine use."

Read the complete article here

Thursday, 20 August, 2015

LNG Shell

Cryogenic couplingEarlier this year, in USA, the first LNG PSV named Harvey energy was taken in operation by Shell and Harvey Gulf International Marine. MannTek and our LNG project developer Mr. Johan Lilliesköld has been involved in the project and we delivered the cryogenic couplings for the project.

The vessel operates in the Gulf of Mexico and is the first of its kind in the region to run on both LNG and diesel and within a near future, another five PSV´s is to be taken in operation. The alternative and environmentally friendly fuel is a new alternative for vessel operators and are following the new sulphur and nitrogen oxide emissions regulations as a part of the North American Emission Control Area (ECA).

The vessel will run on 99% LNG fuel and be able to run for seven days before refueling at Harvey Gulf´s new LNG bunkering facility at Port Fourchon, Louisiana.

By using MannTeks dry cryogenic coupling, the refueling is quick and with no spillage or leakage of LNG. After refueling, the Harvey Energy will go to Shell´s platforms bringing equipment and drilling fluids.

“Shell is delighted to be the customer of this innovative vessel,” said John Hollowell, Executive Vice President, Deep Water, Shell Upstream Americas in their media release from 5th march 2015. “It is a pleasure to partner with Harvey Gulf on this pioneering project. Shell’s investment underlines our confidence in LNG becoming a bigger part of the global fuel mix.”

Friday, 16 January, 2015

The 13th of January a new ISO-standard, ISO/TS 18683:2015, was a published in regards to LNG as fuel to ships.

ISO/TS 18683:2015 describes guidelines for systems and installations for supply of LNG as fuel to ships.

MannTek are the first manufacturer world wide to offer a fully compatible series of products under Annex G in this new standard, ISO/TS 18683:2015.

What is ISO?

"ISO (the International Organization for Standardization) is a worldwide federation of national standards bodies (ISO member bodies). The work of preparing International Standards is normally carried out through ISO technical committees."

Visit here for further information about this new ISO standard.

Friday, 12 December, 2014

Viking Grace has won another award for its sustainability work and we are proud to be a part of this eco-friendly Swedish project.

The reward, 2014 Skål sustainable tourism award, was appointed by the worlds largest organization of travel- and tourism industry.

MannTek has delivered all of the Cryogenic couplings for this large project.

Click here to read more about our participation.

Thursday, 23 October, 2014

MannTek have now for the eight year in a row award winning ”Swedish super company” in the category of industrial goods in ”Västra Götaland” ( a region in the west part of Sweden).

The award recognizes companies that develops and expands in the Swedish business and the prize is awarded by the magazine  ”Veckans affärer” and the company Bisnode.

MannTek focuses on deal, organic growth and they work systematically with long-term goals and strategies, just in line with the reasoning of a super company.

Monday, 29 September, 2014


In Energigas magazine nr 3 2014, there´s a article about the world's first bunker ship with LNG, Seagas, that is getting a lot of international attention. In January 2015 the environmental regulations on sulfur emissions in endangered marine environments such as the Baltic and North Sea will be tightened and extended. Later on, the regulations will also require reduced emissions of nitrogen oxide.
Liquefied natural gas, LNG, contains neither sulfur or heavy metals and nitrogen content is around 20% lower than ship fuel MGO.


- We're saving money and the environment and it's as clean as within a hospital, both in the engine room and up on deck . There is no soot at all, said Kari Granberg, project manager of the cruise-ferry Viking Grace, which is run entirely on LNG, to the swedish newspaper Energigas.

AGA´s bunker ship Seagas is loaded with 67 tons or 53 cubic meters of natural gas in liquid form. Safety is important and the procedure is always the same, with the help of a crane, the large hose from Seagas is connected to Viking Grace. The refuelling is then controlled electronically.

The couplings used in this project are exclusively MannTek Dry Cryogenic Coupling and Cryogenic Break-away Coupling.
For more information contact us at

The world's first bunker ship with LNG, Seagas

The full article is written i swedish and is found on

Tuesday, 3 June, 2014

MannTek is during 3-4 june exhibiting together with dixon at the yearly ILTA conference in Houston. MannTek products for terminal applications are in focus like breakaway couplings used to prevent drive off accidents which in combi ation with the Dixon API load head (coupler) makes a great combination.

Others products shown are for example the 4" aluminium Dry Disconnect Couplings commonly used for crude by rail applications.

ILTA Conference in Houston

ILTA Conference in Houston 2014 and Dixons booth where MannTek's products were shown.

Railcar fitting
Railcar fitting

Railcar fitting with breakaway
Railcar fitting with breakaway from MannTek

Wednesday, 14 May, 2014

Mann Tek at AEGPL Genoa

MannTek are during 13-14 of may   at the AEGPL exhibition in Genoa, Italy. We are showing the full range of Dry Gas and Breakaway Couplings for LPG handling.

Welcome to stand 80-81

We welcome all visitors to stand 80-81 to come and get a presentation of the modern, safe and economical method for LPG transfer.

Read about MannTek couplings

Dry Gas Couplings (DGCouplings) are a further development from the Dry Disconnect Couplings, specially designed to handle LPG.

Safety Break-away couplings (SBCouplings) are used to prevent pull away accidents.

The AEGPL Congress is the event of the year for the European LPG industry, bringing together European and global LPG leaders, buyers and suppliers to Europe’s biggest LPG conference and exhibition to discuss the latest opportunities and challenges facing the sector, network and do business. Visit for further information.

Tuesday, 6 May, 2014

OTC Houson

MannTek is this year as well exhibiting at the OTC (Offshore Technology Conference) in Houston. We are present in Houston together with our US partner Dixon Valve & Coupling Company, where we are showing the full range of dry disconnect couplings and breakaway couplings. Of course is also the Dry Cryogenic Couplings on display for typically use for LNG fuel bunkering.

Come and meet us at stand 1077, welcome!

We would like to thank our partner dixon for a very well organized and performed otc exhibition with lots of interesting leads and requests as result after four days of hard work. Special thanks goes out to Blake Hutchinson for all help, we couldn't done it without you. We'll do it all over again in 2015!

Tuesday, 29 April, 2014

Mann Tek JakartaMannTek has just taken part in the 2014 LNG Asia Summit in Jakarta, Indonesia.
MannTek took part as delegates, speaker and exhibitor showing the range of DCC (Dry Cryogenic Couplings) and CBC ( Cryogenic Breakaway Couplings) which the Asian audience showed great interest in.

Johan Lilliesköld from MannTek also attended as a speaker giving a presentation of the Seagas / Viking Grace project and the bunkering operations using DCC and CBC for highest safety level.

Johan also had the pleasure to act as moderater and leading the panel discussions that followed.

Johan Lilliesköld Jakarta
Johan Lilliesköld, Jakarta

MannTek would like to thank the organizers for a well performed summit and also big thanks to our Indonesian distributor Pt. Usaha Jayamas Bhakti for their support and help during this summit.