On Saturday 8th June, the employees, family and friends of the President Engineering Group (PEGL), Bestobell and Conflow descended on Haydock Park for a day at the horse racing. The day started well with some good wins for Marie Cooper, Kelsey Alderton and Phil Steel. The afternoon was full of surprises when Gary Hammonds declared his passion for women’s shoes, trying on various styles and sizes worn by the PEGL ladies, before settling on a favourite pair! The day ended with a stop off at a service station to purchase an 80’s CD so everyone could have a good old sing song on the journey home. Lots of positive feedback was received from the employees that attended and plans are now underway for a similar event.
Bestobell Valves is celebrating becoming a preferred supplier to Wärtsilä Gas Power Systems (GPS), the global leader in gas power solutions for the marine and energy markets, which is headquartered in Finland.
The agreement has come about after Bestobell Valves demonstrated to Wärtsilä GPS over a number of projects during the past 12 months, its technical expertise, the quality of its products and a commitment to high levels of customer service in supplying cryogenic valves for Wärtsilä’s market leading LNGPac fuel system.
The relationship with Wartsila GPS will see Bestobell Valves supplying its valves on an ongoing basis to them, including for a number of major projects that Wärtsilä GPS have recently won this year.
Mark Henley, Managing Director of President Engineering Group, said: “It is very exciting to become a preferred supplier to Wärtsilä and it is a partnership which will bring major benefits for both parties. Our technical expertise and support means we can be dedicated to working closely with Wärtsilä on its latest innovative projects to ensure the company receives the most efficient valve solution for these applications.”
President Engineering Group (PEGL), parent company of Bestobell Valves, has joined the British Stainless Steel Association (BSSA) as part of its commitment to driving forward with new innovations and technologies.
As members of the BSSA, Bestobell Valves will be able to utilise technical expertise in relation to the behaviour of Stainless Steel in cryogenic conditions, which will further enhance the company’s pioneering work in the development of valve technology. Bestobell Valves will also be taking advantage of training courses run by the BSSA, as part of its investment in the ongoing development of staff.
Membership of the BSSA is open to companies and associations trading or working with stainless steel in the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland. The British Stainless Steel Association (BSSA) exists to promote and develop the manufacture and use of stainless steel across the UK. Based in Sheffield, the Association provides marketing support, technical advice, information, training and education in all aspects of stainless steel.
Marie Cooper, financial director of President Engineering Group, which is the parent company for Bestobell Valves and Conflow, has won the Young FD of the Year category in the national FD’s Excellence Awards for 2013.
Marie was shortlisted alongside five other financial directors from amongst hundreds of nominations across the country, with the announcement made at a glittering ceremony on 9th May at the Marriott Hotel in London’s Grosvenor Square.
Marie commented, “I am truly shocked, surprised and delighted to win this prestigious title! It has been a fantastic experience to meet so many leading figures in the world of finance and to really raise the profile of our company on a national basis. The awards ceremony in London was a fantastic night and it was an honour to be chosen amongst so many exceptional candidates for this title.”
Judges for the FD’s Excellence Awards said: “Marie is “amazing” and has really taken her role by the horns. She is passionate but also modest and has worked her way up through the organisation. She has taken on every challenge that she has faced in a positive, feisty and commercial way. She is a great role model for other young FDs.”...
Bestobell Valves recently supplied the Globe and Check valves to South Korean shipbuilding company DSME as part of a $500k deal. DSME is building the FSRU in South Korea on behalf of US-firm Excelerate.
The FSRU is destined for the VT3 Guananbara Bay Project operated by Brazilian oil major, Petrobras, and will deliver 22.5 million cbm of gas per year. It will have storage capacity of 173,400 cbm and will be on charter to Petrobras for 15 years. The vessel is the ninth in a series of FSRUs that DSME has built for Excelerate.