About Knutsen

Knutsen Group is a fully integrated shipping company. The headquarter is in Haugesund, Norway.

  • Knutsen NYK Offshore Tankers (Shuttle Tankers and Floating Storage and Offloading Tankers)
  • KNOT Offshore Partners, KNOP (MLP listed company on NYSE)
  • Knutsen LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas Carriers)
  • Knutsen OAS Shipping (Product Tankers and ship management)
  • Knutsen Technology (marine shipping technology development)

The headquarter is in Haugesund, Norway.

We provide full in-house shipping management including technical and commercial operation, chartering, as well as building supervision, conversion and project development.

Knutsen is the 2nd largest shuttle tanker operator in the world, and a major operator of LNG carriers. Our objective is to maintain a fleet of high quality- and technically advanced vessels. Every vessel we own and operate is of a high technical standard. Knutsen Group has a strong focus on health, safety, security, environment and quality throughout the Group’s entire range of activities, which is fundamental in our business.

The company’s strong focus on technology development has resulted in its own proprietary technology for VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) reduction during tanker loading, Knutsen KVOC® Technology. Knutsen has also developed new technology for ballast water treatment, KBAL® system.

Knutsen is world leading as technology developer and provider within marine transportation of compressed natural gas with its proprietary Knutsen PNG® Technology. This technology is in particular applicable for handling offshore loading and transport of lean- and rich natural gas and gas volumes from extended well testing.

Knutsen has developed its own concepts for Floating Production Storage and Offloading (“FPSO”) vessels and Liquid Natural Gas (“LNG”) vessels, arctic LNG carriers, LNG shuttle tankers, special dynamic positioning vessels for well stimulation and chemicals injection (Enhanced Oil Recovery), extended well testing, and plug and abandonment.