Bestobell Valves, part of the President Engineering Group (PEGL), will be one of the major sponsors of the fourth annual Motorship Gas Fuelled Ships Conference, one of few exhibitions to be set  on board a ship.

The M/S Viking Grace is the world’s first passenger cruise vessel which is fuelled by liquefied natural gas (LNG), which was chosen as the theme of the conference, is exploring the benefits and solutions of using LNG as a maritime fuel.

Bestobell Valves will have an exhibition stand at the event, which will give the company the chance to demonstrate its expertise in designing and producing cryogenic valves for the marine industry.  The ship will sail on 11th September from Stockholm, Sweden through to Turku in Finland and back the following day.

Mark Henley, Managing Director of President Engineering Group Ltd, said, “We are delighted to be involved with this conference as our valves are becoming widely specified for vessels that use LNG as a maritime fuel.  Holding the conference on a ship that runs on LNG will give a great demonstration of the performance of an LNG-powered ship in terms of greater fuel efficiency and environmental benefits.”

“It will also be a great opportunity to network with professionals from across the marine industry to share knowledge and expertise.”

The Gas Fuelled Ships Conference is aimed at industry professionals who are looking to gain more information about using LNG as a maritime fuel and will be attended by international ship owners, ship operators, engine manufacturers, shipbuilders, classification societies, ship designers, shipyards and port and terminal operators from around the world.

Bestobell Valves is a world-leader in the manufacture of LNG cryogenic valves, with over 50 years industrial gas experience and 15 years’ successfully supplying to LNG marine markets.  The company’s valve technologies are widely used on LNG Carriers, FLNG (Floating Production & Storage Units) and FSRUs (Floating, Storage & Re-gasification Units).  The company designs and produces valves to meet specific requirements in the marine sector and has supplied cryogenic valves to a majority of the major shipyards building LNG Carriers.