South Korea-based shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) has ordered cryogenic valves from Parker Bestobell Marine for three LNG carriers it is building for Teekay LNG.
The three ships are part of a series of eight DSME is building for Teekay and Parker Bestobell also supplied valves to the previous five ships. The Sheffield, UK-based equipment supplier has a long relationship with DSME, having supplied the shipyard with valves for 16 years and having recently secured an order to supply globe and check valves for the shipyard’s Yamal series of 15 icebreaking LNG carriers.
Ownership of the Yamal fleet is split amongst a number of players. In addition to SCF, and its involvement with the lead vessel, Teekay will operate six ships, Dynagas five and Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) three. The full fleet will be jointly classed by BV and the Russian Maritime Register.
Parker Bestobell manufactures cryogenic valves for LNG carriers, floating storage and regasification units (FSRUs) and LNG fuel-gas systems.
“We are delighted that DSME has specified our cryogenic valves for all eight vessels in this series,” says Parker Bestobell market-development manager Duncan Gaskin. “We have a strong working relationship with DSME and a firm commitment to deliver our… valves on time and in line with their production schedules. This is a very important consideration for DSME’s LNG newbuild projects.”
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