At Herose we always expect something special for LNG17, a major event every three years in the LNG calendar, and this year was exceptional.

LNG industry professionals from all over the globe visited our stand to find out about our comprehensive valve packages. Equipment manufacturers, LNG plant operators, engineering consultants and construction companies came to find out about our world-leading valves for LNG applications and our outstanding safety record.

New opportunities in transport

I was interested to meet a large number of delegates looking at alternative transport methods for LNG in the US – greater use of rail and larger containers. The opportunities for equipment manufacturers are monumental.

There’s also significant focus on developing the use of LNG as a fuel for transport. For example, in some cities up to 65% of city-centre buses run on LNG. This has also led to an increase in LNG fuelling stations. It’s inevitable that the US will soon turn to LNG for trucking and other forms of transport.

What’s more, delegates from the shipping industry explained how they are looking at using dual fuels for existing ships, while new build ships are being designed to run entirely on LNG. Having been awarded major contracts to supply valve packages for LNG shipping fuel installations in Europe, this means Herose Ltd are well placed to advise our American customers on their valve requirements for shipping as well as other diverse applications.

My safety talk

With Herose’s unrivalled safety record and my knowledge of global safety standards, I was delighted to be invited to present a paper: LNG, a license to operate safely? Shipping companies were particularly interested to learn about differing valve specifications across the world and the implications this has for the LNG industry and safety standards. Consequently, I’ve been invited to talk at another significant event in Houston this summer, LNG for Marine Transportation USA 2013.

Finally, I’d like to say a big European thank you to the organisers of LNG17 for opening up a world of opportunity for this new fuel in the USA.

Published On: May 9th, 2013 / Categories: Company /