Sheffield-based President Engineering Group Ltd, a manufacturer of specialist products to the industrial gas and energy sectors worldwide, hosted a special event recently to mark the official presentation of the Queens Award for International Trade to the company by the Lord Lieutenant of South Yorkshire Mr Andrew Coombs, on behalf of HRH Queen Elizabeth II.
Over 100 staff from its Bestobell, Conflow and Bretby Gammatech divisions attended the event held at its factory on President Way. This included the presentation of the citation (scroll) to Bernie Harris, assembly operative who is one of the longest serving staff members having worked at the company for 25 years and the symbol to Nicola Livsey, a member of the marketing team who was responsible for entering the Queens Awards.
Marie Cooper, Finance Director at President Engineering Group Ltd, said: “It was a great honour to welcome the Lord Lieutenant to our business to present this prestigious award to our staff. The Queens Award is a reflection of everyone’s efforts and contributions which has enabled us to build our reputation for world class manufacturing. We would like to thank the Lord Lieutenant for attending...
Gastech 2015 will be held in Singapore between 27th to 30th October and will see Bestobell showcasing for the first time its innovative new range of high pressure marine valves for fuel gas systems. The company’s sales team will also be on hand to discuss any product or technical queries relating to valve technology for a variety of natural gas and LNG applications.
The exhibition is part of the company’s strategy to increase its international markets even further for its high pressure globe and check valves, which have recently been supplied to a number of vessels internationally that are amongst the first to use LNG within their fuel gas systems.
Duncan Gaskin, Sales Director for Bestobell Valves, said: “We’re really excited to be exhibiting at Gastech again. It’s a great opportunity for us to showcase our innovative new range of high pressure valves for marine vessels and for us to network and develop new business opportunities around the world.”
The year’s exhibition is the 43rd Gastech, which is held every 18 months in a different international location. The exhibition offers energy professionals working in the natural gas and LNG industries the chance to share exp...
Bestobell Valves is celebrating supplying cryogenic valves to Canada’s first LNG-fuelled ferry – the MV Armand-Imbeau II, which has recently been launched.
It is the first of two dual fuel ferries being built for ferry operator Société des Traversiers du Québec. The ferry features the innovative new LNGPac fuel storage system which operates on dual fuel, allowing it to become one of the most environmentally friendly vessels currently operating.
The 436 metre vessel is only the second in North America to operate on LNG, following Harvey Gulf International Marine’s Harvey Energy offshore supply vessel, which also had cryogenic valves supplied by Bestobell.
Duncan Gaskin, Sales Director at Bestobell Valves said: “It is really satisfying to see that the first two vessels in North America operating on LNG as a marine fuel have our cryogenic valves within their fuel systems. LNG is the fuel of the future for marine vessels, as shipowners aim to meet every more stringent environmental legislation.”
Duncan continues: “Our marine division continues to go from strength to strength and we are expecting to see 50% growth this year. An important part of this is our partnership wi...
Bestobell Marine has won a major new order from Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) in South Korea to supply valves for two new vessels. Bestobell’s Globe and Check valves will be used within vessels being manufactured for Greek shipowner, Gaslog.
This latest order is the result of a number of years of product development by Bestobell Marine to provide flanged Globe and Check valves to meet HHI’s unique specification.
This involved a great deal of innovation to create new patterns and tooling for casting and machining the valve bodies, working closely with HHI’s design department. The contract also involved the design and approval of a new smaller version of Bestobell Marine’s unique FLIV (float level isolation) valve. The new DN150 size valve will be suitable for the smaller secondary monitoring floats that HHI uses for the back-up cargo level gauging system.
Duncan Gaskin, Sales Director for Bestobell Marine, said: “This is a great example of our technical team working closely with a client to come up with an innovative solution that meets their requirements. We set ourselves apart from our competitors by offering good quality valves that are Type approved by the Class So...
Bestobell is continuing its growth and expansion in the Chinese market, with a major new contract to supply cryogenic valves to Zhuhai City Gas Pipeline Co.Ltd in Zhuhai City.
The contract will see Bestobell manufacturing emergency shut off valves, globe valves, pressure regulators, as well as relief and check valves to the Zhuhai Qianshan LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) Storage Station, which has a capacity of 20,000Nm3 NG/H.
Steve Fidler, Sales Director for Bestobell, said: “China has been an important market for our cryogenic valves for many years. This is an exciting new contract win which is a result of our close working relationship with our agent South China Special Gas Institute Co.”
This latest order takes the total number of Chinese storage stations using Bestobell’s valves to more than 20, helping the company to secure its position as a major supplier of cryogenic valves for land- based projects in China.
Bestobell and South China Special Gas Institute Co. Ltd have been working together for 10 years to increase the market share of cryogenic valves in China. During this time, the company has witnessed the booming development of LNG in China and supplied cryogeni...