Parker Bestobel Marine, an international supplier of cryogenic globe and check valves for ships, has secured a second order to supply valves that will be used in the LNG fuel gas system of a second ferry, currently under construction for Swedish owner Rederi AB Gotland.
Earlier this year, Parker Bestobell Marine announced that it had secured the contract to supply valves to the first Gotland Ferry. Both ferries will sail between the Swedish mainland and the island of Gotland.
Duncan Gaskin, Sales Director for Parker Bestobell Marine, commented, “China is where we are focusing a lot of effort with our local partner Healthlead Ltd, to ensure we are seen as the number one supplier for marine grade cryogenic globe valves, both for LNGC cargo valves and LNG fuel system valves. Our proven leak-free design of over ten years, with true fire-safe properties provides end users with the reassurance they need when purchasing cryogenic valves. We estimate there are over 35,000 Bestobell Marine cryogenic globe valves already fitted on ships, which is an amazing record to have and again provides reassurance to end users of the quality of our products.”
By using LNG as its primary fuel source, both ferries are set to significantly reduce their emissions of Nitrous Oxides, Sulphur Oxides and Carbon Dioxide. These reductions will result in the new ferries complying with the latest International Maritime Organisation (IMO) Tier III regulations.
The Tier III regulations, with a small number of exceptions, apply to all ships built on, or after the 1st of January 2016. Nitrous Oxide emissions must be between 2.0 g/kWh and 3.4 g/kWh to comply with the new legislation. However, these regulations only apply to certain Emission Control Areas (ECA), which are currently limited to North America, the North Sea and the Baltic Sea.