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TWO MORE LNG-HYBRID RO-ROs FOR CANADA

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 

Seaspan Ferries of Vancouver has announced at it has ordered two new Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) battery hybrid ferries which will be constructed by Damen Shipyards at the Mangalia Shipyard in Romania.

With construction scheduled to begin in 2019, the vessels are expected to go into operation in 2021. They will join the Seaspan Swift and the Seaspan Reliant, the company’s first hybrid ferries, commissioned just over two years ago. Since introducing these vessels to their fleet, Seaspan Ferries has been able to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions, while maintaining a high level of performance and reliability for its drop-trailer service between its Mainland terminals and Vancouver Island.

Damen Shipyards won the bid to build the new ferries thanks to their excellent reputation, commitment to quality, and proven infrastructure at the Mangalia Shipyard. The two companies have been working closely to ensure that the new vessels meet the strict safety, performance and operational standards required to provide optimal service to Seaspan Ferries’ customers.

“Within their first two years of service, our existing LNG hybrid vessels have operated with emission reductions of over 50% compared to traditional vessels; a large part of which is directly linked to the use of LNG fuel. These types of results truly reflect Seaspan’s commitment to our core value of Care for the Environment. Expanding our fleet of LNG vessels will allow us to further expand our service offering and reduce emissions at the same time. It’s the right decision for the business and for the environment,” said Frank Butzelaar, CEO Seaspan Marine Transportation.

The two new vessels will be 149m long with 1034 lane metre freight capacity. Engines, switchboards and gas systems will be supplied by MAN Energy Solutions, and thrusters by Schottel. The ships will be classed by Bureau Veritas

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