Bestobell Marine, a supplier of cryogenic valves for ships, has won a major new order from Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) in South Korea to supply valves for two new vessels. Bestobell’s Globe and Check valves will be used within vessels being manufactured for Greek ship-owner, Gaslog.
This latest order is the result of a number of years of product development by Bestobell Marine to provide flanged Globe and Check valves to meet HHI’s unique specification. This involved a great deal of innovation to create new patterns and tooling for casting and machining the valve bodies, working closely with HHI’s design department. The contract also involved the design and approval of a new smaller version of Bestobell Marine’s unique FLIV (float level isolation) valve. The new DN150 size valve will be suitable for the smaller secondary monitoring floats that HHI uses for the back-up cargo level gauging system. Duncan Gaskin, sales director for Bestobell Marine, said: “This is a great example of our technical team working closely with a client to come up with an innovative solution that meets their requirements.”
This latest contract follows on from Bestobell Marine supplying Hyundai Heavy Industries with miniature needle globe valves for a number of years.