A&P Group’s Falmouth Yard has secured a four-week multi-million pound contract to help Condor Ferries meet its IMO MARPOL sulphur emission regulations.
The leading ship repair, conversion and marine services provider has been appointed to carry out exhaust gas scrubber installations on two of Condor Ferries vessels, Commodore Clipper and Commodore Goodwill.
Exhaust gas scrubbers reduce sulphur and particulate emissions from ship engines, generators and boilers, enabling ship owners to reduce their emissions without switching to low-sulphur fuel.
More than 100 fabricators, engineers, pipe fitters, electricians, painters and support workers will be involved in the project, working around the clock to ensure it is delivered on time. A&P Group’s technical team will also work alongside scrubber manufacturer BELCO.
With a Global Sulphur Cap of 0.5% due to be introduced in 2020, A&P Group expects this contract to be the first of many, with scrubber installations providing a much more cost alternative to switching to low sulphur fuel.
A&P Falmouth Director, Gerald Pitts, said, “A&P’s long successful track record of project management and our well equipped yard allow us to coordinate, resource and facilitate the most complex of marine engineering projects.This contract underpins our continued growth here in Falmouth and reinforces our offering to the market as the emissions deadline approaches.”
The work involves removal of the ships’ existing exhaust silencers from the uptakes and replacing them with the new BELCO scrubber canisters as well as the installation of electrical control and monitoring systems, sea water pumps, hydro cyclone units,pipework and an increased sea chest