Parker Bestobell Marine, part of the Instrumentation Products Division of Parker Hannifin, has received its first order to supply its cryogenic fuel gas valves for new build tankers in Canada.

The manufacturing company has experience of supplying cryogenic valves for extremely cold climates and in order to withstand the Baltic temperatures of Candian winters, the valves and actuators have been designed to operate in temperatures as low as -196°C.

The two 15,000 dwt (deadweight tonnage) ice-class 1A asphalt and bitumen tankers have been ordered by Groupe Desgagnés of Canada, and will be built at Besiktas shipyard in Turkey.

The ships will be equipped with dual-fuel engines, allowing them to operate on liquefied natural gas (LNG) and fuel oil via 600 cbm (cubic metre) gas storage tanks on the decks. Once built, the vessels will serve the Great Lakes in northeastern America and Canada’s St. Lawrence River.

Parker Bestobell Marine’s valves are widely used on LNG carriers, floating, storage and re-gasification units (FSRU’s) and LNG fuel gas systems.


With annual sales of approximately $13bn in 2015, Parker Hannifin is the world’s leading diversified manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems. The company is committed to promoting the use of LNG as a fuel to help owners reduce both cost and emissions of CO2, NO and SO2.