Bestobell Marine has seen a major increase in demand for its cryogenic valves from the US marine sector, primarily due 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: five vessels were designed and built which were the first US flagged vessels capable of operating exclusively on natural gas. The first of these, Harvey Energy, has recently been launched.
Sales Director at Bestobell, Duncan Gaskin, 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. These vessels meet the emissions standards of today and the future. They are some of the most environmentally friendly offshore vessels in the Gulf of Mexico, demonstrating Harvey Gulf’s commitment to sustainability.”
Additionally, Bestobell Marine has won 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.
Bestobell’s cryogenic valves are specifically designed for marine applications, which includes the very important requirement for the valves to have firesafe properties, whereby all components must be able to withstand a minimum temperature of 925°C (as per the interim IGF code).
Edited from press release by Angharad Lock
Read the article online at: https://www.hydrocarbonengineering.com/product-news/26082015/demand-increases-for-bestobell-marine-valves-1306/