Helicopter Carrier for Italian Navy

Trieste is a landing helicopter dock (LHD) vessel under construction for the Italian Navy. Walton is pleased to be providing temperature control valves on the lubricating oil circuits of the vessel’s Rolls-Royce MT30 gas turbine propulsion package. The unit is being built at Fincantieri’s Castellamare di Stabia shipyard near Naples in Italy, and is expected to be commissioned in June 2022. It is the largest Italian military ship built since the Second World War, and will be the largest vessel of the Italian Navy.

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Valves for Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers

Walton is proud to have supplied a number of temperature control valves for two aircraft carriers of the United Kingdom’s Royal Navy, HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Price of Wales. Commissioned in 2017 and 2019 the two vessels are 284 metres (932 ft) long, displace 65,000 tonnes, and are the largest warships ever constructed for the Royal Navy. They are central components of the UK Carrier Strike Group, a self-contained force tasked with enabling power projection in support of the UK’s interests.

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Aluminium bronze valves for Astute Class submarines

When the builders of the latest class of nuclear-powered attack submarines for the UK’s Royal Navy needed temperature control valves for the vessels’ reactor cooling circuits, they turned to Walton Engineering. Having supplied valves for the same application on the previous three classes of submarine (Swiftsure, Trafalgar and Vanguard Classes), they knew that the reliability and durability of Walton valves are well proven. For the Astute Class, it was necessary for the valves’ flanges to be thicker than would usually be required for aluminium bronze valves. By working closely with our ISO 9001 accredited foundry suppliers, we

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We are always willing to consider creating a customized solution to meet the needs of a client if our standard products are not suitable.

Our advanced computer aided design software and the flexible nature of the Walton valve design mean that this can often be a cost-effective approach.