The first US flag vessel to be operated on liquefied natural gas (LNG) has had valves supplied by Sheffield-based Bestobell Valves, part of the President Engineering Group (PEGL).
Bestobell Valves supplied globe and check valves to Wärtsilä Gas Power Systems (GPS), which produced its LNGPac fuel system for the ship Harvey Energy. Bestobell has supplied cryogenic valves for five Harvey Gulf vessels, as part of Harvey Gulf International Marine’s ‘going green’ initiative.
"Blueprint for the future"
Mark Henley, Managing Director of President Engineering Group, said: “It is very exciting to have supplied the first US flag vessel that will run primarily on LNG. Ship builders and owners are increasingly opting for fuel efficient LNG and this kind of vessel is a blueprint for the future of marine engineering.”
Bestobell’s LNG cryogenic valves are specifically designed for marine applications, which includes the essential requirement for the valves to have fire-safe properties, whereby all components must be able to withstand a minimum temperature of 925oC (as per the interim IGF code).
Bestobell Valves has also recently supplied cryogenic valves to Wartsila GPS for two more Offshore Support Vessels – one for Siem Offshore, which is being built at HellesØy Verft, Norway, and the other project for RemØy Shipping, to be constructed at Kleven Maritime, also in Norway.
Adapted from press release by Ted Monroe
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