Bestobell Marine has issued a statement indicating that it has seen a major increase in demand for its cryogenic valves from the marine sector in the US.
This trend has been attributed to the new Emissions Control Areas (ECA), which is increasing the number of dual-fuel vessels being commissioned that require cryogenic valves.
One of the first major contracts that Bestobell secured in the marine sector in the US was for the Harvey Gulf International Marine ‘Going Green’ project. The first of five vessels designed and built to operate exclusively on natural gas, Harvey Energy, has recently been launched.
Bestobell Marine supplied globe and check valves for the ship’s LNGPac fuel system.
Duncan Gaskin, Sales Director at Bestobell, said: “It is very exciting to have supplied the first US flag vessels 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 Marine has also been awarded the contract to supply valves to two Orca Class vessels, operated by Totem Ocean Trailer Express (Totem Ocean) in Alaska, which are undergoing conversion, as they do not currently run on LNG. TOTE Inc. is in the process of converting its existing fleet to run on natural gas as part of its commitment to the environment.
Edited from press release by Callum O'Reilly
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