Parker Bestobell to Supply CalMac's Two LNG-Powered Newbuilds

Tuesday December 6, 2016

Parker Bestobell Marine (Parker Bestobell) has won a contract to provide cryogenic globe and check valves to two dual fuel MDO-liquefied natural gas (LNG) vessels being built for Scottish ferry operator Caledonian MacBrayne (CalMac), LNG World News reports.

As Ship & Bunker has previously reported, the two 100 metre long ferries, worth £97 million ($123.39 million), are being built at Ferguson Marine Engineering in Glasgow.

Parker Bestobell notes the valves will be installed in the vessels' LNG fuel gas systems.

The first two vessels are reported to be set for delivery in early 2018, and will be followed by the delivery of the second vessel a few months later.

Following delivery, the two ferries are expected to operate on the Ardrossan-Brodick and Uig Triangle routes in Scotland.

In March, Ship & Bunker reported that CalMac had said it was on track to meet self-imposed targets for reductions in greenhouse gas emissions through the use of a new fuel monitoring system on its vessels.