Major export order for ship valve firm

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Bestobell Marine has secured a $500,000 order for valves with South Korean shipbuilding company DSME.

The order is for a complete ‘ship set’ of valves to be installed on the first of 16 vessels being built for the Yamal liquified natural gas project under construction in Siberian Russia.

The hope is that Bestobell gets the multi-million dollar contract for the entire fleet

Mark Henley, managing director for Sheffield-based Bestobell, part of the President Engineering Group Ltd, said: “This order has the potential to be a game-changer for us and will see us significantly increase the Bestobell Marine side of the business.

“Russia is a relatively new area for Bestobell Marine, but one where we see huge potential in developing new business opportunities using our expertise in valves for LNG carriers.”

The ARC7 ice-class ships will be designed to work down to minus 50°C and break through ice more than 2m thick, enabling year round deliveries.

The Yamal project is one of the largest industrial projects in the Arctic and will eventually involve the drilling of more than 200 wells, the construction of three trains and an extensive gas terminal.