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Sheffield company supplies valves for first US flag vessel

The first US flag vessel to be operated on liquefied natural gas (LNG) has had valves supplied by Sheffield-based Bestobell Valves.

The company supplied globe and check valves as it is a preferred supplier to Wärtsilä Gas Power Systems (GPS) which produced its LNG Pac fuel system for the ship known as Harvey Energy. Bestobell has supplied cryogenic valves for five Harvey Gulf vessels, as part of Harvey Gulf International Marine's 'going green' initiative.

Bestobell's LNG cryogenic valves are specifically designed for marine applications. The valves must be firesafe, and all components must be able to withstand a minimum temperature of 925oC.

Bestobell Valves has also recently supplied cryogenic valves to Wartsila GPS for two more Offshore Support Vessels – one for Siem Offshore, which is being built at HellesØy Verft, Norway and the other project for RemØy Shipping, to be constructed at Kleven Maritime also in Norway.