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UK valve firm secures major overseas contract

Bestobell Valves has secured an order with China’s Hudong Zhonghua shipyard to supply valves for six liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers.

The contract is the latest in a series from the shipyard for the UK-based President Engineering Group subsidiary’s cryogenic valves.

When completed in 2015, the LNG carriers will be used by Sinopec, the China Shipping Group and Japanese shipping group MOL, to ship coal bed LNG from the Gladstone field in Australia back to China.

They will be the largest LNGC vessels to be built at Hudong shipyard and are due for delivery from 2015 through to 2017.

Bestobell Valves has been a manufacturer of cryogenic valves for 50 years. With this new order the company will have secured contracts for the ten most recent vessels to be constructed at Hudong shipyard.