STX Wins Seaspan Ferry Design Contract
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.