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Parker Bestobell to supply cryogenic valves to Korean LNG units

A typical Bestobell valve delivered to the Korean installations
A typical Bestobell valve delivered to the Korean installations

UK-based Parker Bestobell Marine, a manufacturer of liquefied natural gas (LNG) cryogenic valves, will supply cryogenic globe and check valves for five floating storage regasification units (FSRUs).

Hoegh LNG, operator of the FSRUs, owns and operates floating LNG import terminals worldwide, but these FSRUs are being built at the Hyundai shipyard in South Korea.

The valves, which were manufactured in Sheffield, are a combination of manual, pneumatic, actuated, and check valves and come in sizes ranging from diameter nominal (DN) 15 to DN100.

“Supplying cryogenic valves for FSRUs is a growing part of our business, as international markets recognise the greater speed of construction of an FSRU and cost savings from storing and distributing LNG in this way,” said Duncan Gaskin, sales director at Parker Bestobell Marine.

Bestobell previously supplied the Excelerate FSRU famously used to supply gas during the FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

A typical Bestobell valve delivered to the Korean installations