Bestobell Valves Used on High-speed LNG Ferry

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Tuesday, August 13, 2013
High-speed ferry Francisco

Bestobell Valves, part of the President Engineering Group (PEGL), has supplied valves to what has become the fastest LNG (liquefied natural gas) fuelled ferry ever built.

The specialist cryogenic valve manufacturer produced 70 globe, check and thermal relief valves, which were supplied to Chart Ferox, a company based in the Czech Republic, which manufactured the fuel system for the ferry. Bestobell Valves has enjoyed a long working relationship of over 20 years with Chart Ferox, a company which specializes in the manufacture of cryogenic storage vessels.

The vessel supplied, known as Francisco, has reached a record-breaking speed for a ferry of 66 miles per hour.  This makes it the fastest ship worldwide with the ability to carry 1,000 passengers and 150 cars.  The design of the Francisco with its wave piercing catamaran design, combined with its lightweight strong aluminium construction, has contributed to it achieving these high speeds.

Bestobell Valves manufactures 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 used on LNG Carriers, FLNG (Floating Production and Storage Units) and FSRUs (Floating, Storage and 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.

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