Bestobell Marine has announced that it has received an order for its cryogenic globe and check valves for a second LNG carrier. The carrier is part of the Yamal series of vessels currently being built at Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) in South Korea.
The valves will be used in the cargo handling system of the vessel, including the main discharge line throttling valves, which control the initial stream of LNG from the cargo tanks when the pumping begins.
Bestobell has supplied the same valves to a vessel belonging to the Russian owner, Sovcomflot, which will be operated by Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL). This vessel will be used a test case, in order to see how the ship and its various equipment would cope with Siberian winter sea conditions. Following this test vessel, there will a total of 15 ships built for three owners: Teekay, Dynagas and MOL.
This follows Bestobell’s announcement that it had received full approval of its cryogenic valves from DNV-GL, Bureau Veritas, Lloyds Register and the American Bureau of Shipping.
Edited from various sources by David Rowlands
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