Poland’s Remontowa secures C$165 million dual-fuel ferry deal
Poland’s Remontowa shipyard has obtained an order to supply three LNG-fuelled ferries to Canadian ferry operator British Columbia Ferry Services, writes Jaroslaw Adamowski.
BC Ferries has awarded Remontowa Shipbuilding contracts totaling C$165 million to build three new intermediate class vessels, the operator said in a statement. The 105m ferries will accommodate 145 vehicles and 600 passengers each. The ferries will be the first in the BC Ferries’ fleet with dual-fuel capability, using LNG or diesel fuel for propulsion and power generation.
Deliveries are scheduled to be launched in August 2016 and be completed in February 2017, according to BC Ferries.
“As we begin the next phase of our newbuild program, a key objective is to achieve capital and operating cost savings and efficiencies through an overall class and standardisation strategy,” said Mark Wilson, the company’s vice president of engineering. “Standardisation offers greater interoperability and lower crew training and maintenance costs, and also enhances safety. This is a significant step forward in taking BC Ferries from 17 classes of ships to five classes.”
Remontowa Shipbuilding is based in Gdansk, on the Polish Baltic coastline.
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