City engineers help to create record breaking ferry

Valves made by Bestobell in Sheffield form part of  the liquid natural gas (LNG) fuel system that powers the ferry, Francisco, which is the fastest ferry of its kind in the world, capable of carrying 1,000 passengers and 150 cars at 66 miles an hour.

Valves made by Bestobell in Sheffield form part of the liquid natural gas (LNG) fuel system that powers the ferry, Francisco, which is the fastest ferry of its kind in the world, capable of carrying 1,000 passengers and 150 cars at 66 miles an hour.

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Bestobell Valves has supplied safety critical valves to a world speed record breaking passenger ferry.

The Sheffield-based President Engineering Group subsidiary made 70 globe, check and thermal relief valves for the liquid natural gas (LNG) fuel system that enables the ferry, known as the Francisco, above, to carry 1,000 passengers and 150 cars at 66 miles an hour.

President Engineering’s managing director, Mark Henley, said: “It is fantastic to hear that a vessel we have supplied with cryogenic valves has made such an amazing achievement. We are continually pushing the boundaries in valve design and technology as part of strategy to produce world class products.”

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