Bestobell Marine has announced that it has received two major new contracts with Chinese shipyards.
Guangzhou Shipyard International has contracted the company to supply cryogenic valves for use in a new ferry’s LNG fuel gas system. This is the first time that Bestobell Marine’s cryogenic valves will be fitted within a fuel gas system for a Chinese-built project.
The ferry will be built for Swedish owner Rederi AB Gotland and once completed, will sail between the Swedish mainland and the island of Gotland.
The second contract involves Bestobell Marine producing its small cryogenic miniature needle globe valves for the Hudong shipyard in Shanghai, where they will be installed on four LNG carriers for joint owners Teekay, CNOOC Energy Technology, The Centre for Liquefied Natural Gas and the BW Group. Bestobell Marine had already secured orders to supply its cryogenic globe and check valves and unique FLIV (Float Level Isolation Valves) for these ships.
Duncan Gaskin, Sales Director for Bestobell Marine, said: “China is where we are focusing a lot of effort with our local partner Healthlead Ltd, to ensure we are seen as the number one supplier for marine grade cryogenic globe valves, both for LNG Carrier cargo valves and LNG fuel system valves.
“There are some exciting developments taking place in China relating to the use of LNG and the marine sector will see a significant upturn in the use of this low-emission fuel. Our cryogenic globe valves are the ideal solution for companies looking to develop fuel gas systems and for shipyards looking to enter the LNG carrier new build sector.”
Edited from press release by Callum O'Reilly
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