Chantier Davie Canada contracted to build two dual-fuel Ro-Pax ferries for La Société des traversiers du Québec.
The two dual-fuel LNG Ro-Pax ferries will operate on the St. Lawrence River on the Tadoussac-Baie-Sainte-Catherine route and are due to enter service in 2015. At 92 m long, each vessel will have over 625 lane meters across two decks, allowing the transport of over 115 vehicles and 10 heavy goods vehicles.
Alan Bowen, CEO of Davie commented “This project has been a long time in the planning and we are very excited to now begin construction. The dual-fuel LNG engines are a perfect fit with Davie’s specialization in advanced propulsion and vessel maneu- vering systems. The ferries will provide an environmentally friendly solution for the province of Quebec for many years to come”
Davie, located in Eastern Canada is the country's largest shipbuilder and provides a wide range of products and services to a number of industries where it leverages on its high- capacity fabrication capabilities for complex, engineered solutions.