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Bestobell Marine breaks into the re-liquefaction market

Bestobell Marine, a supplier of cryogenic globe and check valves for ships, has secured two new contracts for its cryogenic globe and check valves.

The valves are to be fitted in the liquefied natural gas (LNG) re-liquefaction systems that will be installed on two LNG carriers being built at Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) shipyard in South Korea for Knutsen OAS Shipping of Norway. Similar systems will also be installed on two sister ships being built by Imabari Shipbuilding Group in Japan for Elcano.

This is the first time that Bestobell Marine has supplied its globe and check valves for LNG re-liquefaction applications. The company has previously supplied cryogenic globe and check valves for re-gasification systems, including for the five Hoegh floating storage regasification units (FSRUs) that have been constructed at HHI shipyard.

Bestobell Marine's cryogenic globe valves are fully fire-safe and leak-free, based on a proven design that has been used by the company for over a decade for LNG ship applications.