Bestobell Marine secures major Chinese contract

Bestobell Marine, part of the President Engineering Group, secured a major new contract with Hudong Zhongua shipyard in Shanghai to supply cryogenic globe and check valves and Bestobell’s unique Float Level Insulation Valves (FLIV) for use on the four Teekay shipping vessels to be chartered by BG Group.

This latest order takes the total number of Chinese vessels using Bestobell’s valves to 14, helping the company secure its position as a major supplier of cryogenic globe and check valves for Liquefied Natural Gas Carriers (LNGC) in China. Duncan Gaskin, sales director of Bestobell Marine, said: “We are delighted to have secured our third major contract with Hudong Zhongua shipyard. The use of LNG as fuel for ships is rising rapidly in China and we are excited about the opportunities to further expand our market here.”

Bestobell’s latest contract win is a result of its close relationship with its agent in China, Healthlead Development, which has well established connections with many of the major shipbuilding companies in China. Tommy Zhang, Head of Healthlead’s Shanghai Office, said: “We have worked closely with Bestobell to guide them in technical and commercial negotiations in China, resulting in a successful business outcome for all parties. We see exciting opportunities ahead for both companies as many new shipyards in China begin to build LNGCs and Hudong expands its production capacity.”

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