First Japanese High Pressure Fuel Gas System Order

By Curious

Bestobell Marine, which is part of the President Engineering Group (PEGL), has been chosen to carry out an order for the supplying of its globe and check valves for the purposes of the very first Japanese high pressure fuel gas system that is going to be integrated aboard a ship.

The company is to deliver several of its cryogenic globe and check valve units for them to be integrated aboard two sister vessels that are currently being constructed by the Japan-based Imabari Shipbuilding Group for Elcano.

The company’s valves are to be installed for the MAN ME-GI engines of the carrier, where natural gas gets injected into the engine at a pressure level of over 300 bars. MAN has been able to sell over 100 of these models of engines during the last two years, leading the tremendous demand increase regarding high pressure cryogenic valves that serve the purposes of these fuel gas systems. Bestobell has come out and commented that it is playing an integral part in the efforts of complying with the higher demand by introducing its all new series of high pressure valves.

On a previous note, the company has been responsible for supplying its high pressure valves for a vast amount of projects involving fuel gas systems, such as two LNG carrier vessels constructed at South Korea’s HHI (Hyundai Heavy Industries) Shipyard for the purposes of the Norwegian Knutsen OAS Shipping, five Teekay LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) carrier vessels constructed at South Korea’s DSME (Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co Ltd.) and three LEF (Liquefied Ethylene Gas) carrier vessels that are to be manufactured in China for Norway’s Ocean Yield, which also happen to be the very first to employ Ethane as a source of fuel.

Given as how Bestobell Marine is the sole established globe valve manufacturer for ships that has the required Type Approvals, certificates and 3.2 traceability regarding all components, it is in a great position to exploit all its advantages for supplying other various high pressure fuel gas ventures.