STX Marine (STXM) has been awarded the contract for the engineering package for Seaspan Ferry Corporation’s fleet replacement program.
The completed concept design will form part of a bid package, expected to be released to shipyards for tender in July 2013.
The new design will feature a 60 trailer capacity, service speed of 14 knots and a planned 40 year service life. STXM will be examining the latest propulsion technology and energy efficiency technology for incorporation into the design. In addition, the design will include a modern comfortable facility for crew and drivers.