BC Ferries, Bygg nr. 615/4 ved Remontowa Shipbuilding, Bil- & Passasjerferge "Salish TBN"


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Remontowa Shipbuilding will build another LNG ferry for Canada

Remontowa Shipbuilding SA from the Remontowa Holding capital group signed on Friday, November 1, a contract for the construction of a new, fully equipped “Salish” class ferry for the Canadian shipowner BC Ferries. The ship is to be commissioned in 2021.

The new “Salish” class ferry is to replace Mayne Queen and operate, together with the Queen of Cumberland, the Swartz Bay line – Southern Gulf Islands in British Columbia province in western Canada.

Remontowa Shipbuilding has already delivered three similar ferries to this shipowner between 2016 and 2017 (Salish Raven in June 2017, Salish Eagle in February 2017 and Salish Orca in November 2016). The new one is to be built according to the same design.

The ships in the Salish Orca series are large in class with innovative technology, environmentally friendly dual-fuel passenger/car ferries (symmetrical) – with the potential to run on traditional diesel fuel, but primarily designed to burn natural gas (liquefied petroleum gas – LNG).

Salish’ class units, over 107 metres long, can carry 150 vehicles and 600 passengers each.

They are built according to the design of the Marine Design & Consulting Repair Office (complete design, starting with the conceptual design, design symbol – RMDC 2990 Double Ended Ferry 145 AEQ). The three “Salish” class units built so far meet both the requirements of the classifier, i.e. Lloyd’s Register, under whose supervision they were built, and the government agency, i.e. Transport Canada.

The return of a Canadian shipowner with another order is a confirmation of the quality of the design and execution of the ferries delivered earlier, verified in operation.

Kilde: Remontowa

"Salish Orca"

Bilde: via Remontowa



Photo: Wikimedia Commons/Arrecife

BC Ferries has awarded Remontowa Shipbuilding of Gdansk, Poland, a contract to build an additional LNG-powered vessel to go into service in the Southern Gulf Islands off Vancouver in 2022.

This vessel will be identical to three Salish-class vessels built by Remontowa for BC Ferries in 2016.

The 107-metre newbuilding will have capacity to carry 138 vehicles and up to 600 passengers and crew. Upon entering service with BC Ferries, it will replace Mayne Queen, an older diesel-fuelled vessel.



Corvus leverer til fire canadiske ferger

Foto: Damen

Bergensbaserte Corvus har landet kontrakt på batteripakker til fire nye hybridferger som Damen Shipyards skal bygge for BC Ferries.

De fire fergene er designet med det siste innen avansert ren marin teknologi. Frem til de elektriske ladesystemene er på plass vil fergene bruke en diesel og batterihybrid system

De fire nye fartøyene skal seile mellom Vancouver Island, Quadra Island og Gabriola Island på den canadiske østkysten.

To nye ferger skal erstatte en eldre ferge på hver rute, noe som resulterer i hyppigere avganger, høyere passasjerkapasitet og lavere utslipp. De fire nye fartøyene er en del av BC Ferries strategi for å redusere utslipp, heter det i en pressemelding mandag.

De to første fartøyene skal etter planen tas i bruk i midten av 2020.

Corvus leverer til fire canadiske ferger