Peterlee-based Alpha Process Controls has appointed experienced LNG industry professional Fraser Bennie to lead its international business development activities.
With more than 25 years’ experience in the industry, of which nearly 20 in LNG, Fraser will support Alpha Process Controls’ growing presence in the global LNG market through its innovative systems, which deliver the safe transfer of hazardous chemicals, liquids and gases.
Among his experience, Fraser was After Market Customer Service Manager for LNG Carriers at Cryostar SAS, a position he took following a period as a Project Manager for the business. He has also been responsible for business development at Damen Ship repair & Conversion specialising in the field of LNG Carrier repairs and conversions.
Representing Alpha Process Controls across international markets, alongside the company’s global network of agents, Fraser will utilise his extensive industry network and knowledge to support the company’s activities.
Fraser will also be part of the Alpha Process Controls’ team exhibiting its range of hazardous product transfer systems on its stand at Gastech in Japan in April (Stand 17-130).
Offering a complete solution for LNG hose transfer systems, Alpha Process Controls supports ship-to-ship, ship-to-shore, bunkering, FSRU, Bulk Break and Road Tanker operations.
Its systems feature innovative mechanical breakaway technology with damped closures for emergency shut downs, which decrease the risk of pressure spikes and damage to pipework, prevents spills and increases safety.
Part of the Knorr-Bremse Group-owned GT Group, Alpha has developed its LNG transfer solutions following extensive research and development at its headquarters in North East England.
Its facility also includes comprehensive testing and commissioning capabilities with the UK’s only dedicated LNG coupling test-centre and a cryogenic separation testing unit, which holds 2,000 litres of liquid nitrogen to temperatures of -196°C.
Fraser Bennie said: “This is an exciting opportunity to work with a company that’s gaining an excellent reputation in the LNG market. Alpha Process Controls has developed a suite of impressive and effective fluid transfer solutions, which meet the requirements of the sector and I am confident we can increase the application of its technology across the world.”
John Lamb, Managing Director of Alpha Process Controls, said: “Fraser’s expertise and reputation will be a valuable asset to Alpha Process Controls and we’re delighted he’ll be leading our business development activities in key international markets. Our technologies are gaining prominence in the LNG sector and Fraser’s support will be an important part of the company’s continued development.”