The largest valve supplied to the polar research vessel the RRS Sir David Attenborough

The largest valve used in the construction of this vessel for the British Antarctic Survey, a DN800 electrically actuated Lloyds witness tested gate valve was supplied by LK Valves & Controls. This unique valve will be situated on the bottom of the ship’s hull and will be used by research staff to deploy the latest scientific instrumentation directly through the valve into the sea through the bottom of the ship’s hull.

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The construction of four Samuel Beckett class ocean patrol vessels

LE Samuel Becket - Sea Trials

Built in the UK for the Department of Defense Eire, each vessel is 90 meters long and designed to carry a crew of 44 with additional space for up to 10 trainees. The ships’ published cruising speed is 16 knots (30 km/h; 18 mph), with a top speed of 23 knots (43 km/h; 26 mph).

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A new process plant on an existing chemical plant in the North West of England

The plant expansion was required to increase the customers manufacturing capability. It involved the supply of 30 x DN200 and 15 x DN300 concentric rubber lined butterfly valves with Flucast AB/E (bonded) seat and peak coated disc supplied by LK Valves & Controls.

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The largest aircraft carriers built in the UK

LK Valves & Controls were invited to participate in the tender process for the supply of valves for the prestigious new build aircraft carriers contract for the UK MoD.

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The launch of the first of two sister ships

This environmentally-friendly, 102 metre vehicle passenger ferry is the first of two vessels which are the first LNG fuelled ferries designed and constructed in the UK. Each vessel can transport up to 1,000 passengers and up to 127 cars.

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The construction of nine 31 metre tugs with a bollard pull of 70 tons

The tugs have Voith Schneider propulsion which makes them highly manoeuvrable and able to change the direction and thrust almost instantaneously while guiding large vessels safely into ports.

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Welsh Water burst water main Cardiff town centre

LK Valves & Controls were called upon to deliver 2 x DN400 and 1 x DN600 fully WRAS approved wedge gate valves. Delivery was critical. The valves were supplied to site within 24 hours of receiving the call.

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The largest privately owned motor yacht built in the UK

The 96 metre long superyacht is powered by four MTU engines, two of 12 cylinders of 2610 bhp each, and two of 16 cylinders of 3351 bhp each. They are geared to twin screws and produce a service speed of 18.5 knots.

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The construction and launch of three tugs with a ballard pull of 70 tons

Over a decade ago LK Valves & Controls won a contract to supply a complete ship sets of valves to three 70 ton bollard pull Voith Schneider propelled tugs.

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