Bestobell Valve Order

Valves to be used for low emissions engines in LNG shipping

Posted on February 11, 2014

Bestobell Marine, part of the President Engineering Group Ltd. (PEGL), has secured an order for its cryogenic globe, check and float level isolation (FLIV) valves with South Korean shipbuilding company DSME.

The order includes five ship sets of valves that will be fitted on the 173K liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier being constructed for Teekay LNG Partners LP of Canada. The vessel is due for delivery during the first half of 2016.

The new vessels will be constructed with M-type, electronically controlled, gas injection (MEGI) twin engines, which are expected to be significantly more fuel efficient and have lower emissions levels than other engines currently being utilized in LNG shipping, the company said.

Bestobell Marine said it has supplied DSME with valves for almost 50 new build vessels, and that its valves are widely used on LNG carriers, floating production and storage (FLNG) units, and floating, storage and re-gasification (FSRU) units. 

This latest contract follows Bestobell securing an agreement in 2013 to supply globe and check valves to DSME for one of the world’s first FSRU units.