UK-based Bestobell Valves, part of the President Engineering Group (PEGL), has won a major new contract to supply cryogenic valves to TGE (Marine Gas Engineering) in Germany for two fuel-efficient dual-fuel cruise liners.
The valves are destined for Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in Japan, where the 984ft long vessels are being built, on behalf of Aida cruise lines of Germany.
Aida’s new cruise ships will be able to run on LNG, which offers greater fuel efficiency, as well as marine diesel oil or heavy fuel oil. Bestobell Valves will supply around 40 globe valves, non-return valves and check valves for the contract, which are currently being made at its factory in Sheffield ready to be shipped out to TGE in August this year for incorporation in its fuel system.
Mark Henley, Managing Director of President Engineering Group Ltd, said of the order, “This is a major contract win for us in what is a growing area of our business – the use of LNG as a marine fuel.”
“We have the expertise and technology to design and produce bespoke cryogenic valves to suit customers needs on an international basis and we are excited about future growth opportunities for our business in this sector.”