On 3rd July 2014 Remontowa Shipbuilding S.A. has signed a contract for the delivery of three double ended car-passenger ferries. The vessels will be built for Canadian owner – the largest passenger ferry line in North America and the second largest in the world. These will be the first vessels in the currently 36 ship fleet, utilizing Dual Fuel engines capable of running both in Diesel and LNG mode.
The vessels were designed from scratch by the Design Office Remontowa Marine Design & Consulting – a member of the Remontowa Holding. They comply with rules and regulations of both the classification society i.e. Lloyd’s Register, who will supervise the building process, and the government agenda i.e. Transport Canada. Each of the vessels will be capable of taking on board 150 personal cars and almost 600 passengers. The new ferries will replace two nearly 50-year-old ships which are to be decommissioned. The third ferry will augment peak season service and provide refit relief around the fleet. The first vessel is to be completed in the third quarter of 2016.
In the race to obtain the contract our Shipyard has beaten rivals from Norway, Germany, Canada and Turkey. Beyond doubt, a vital factor was Remontowa Shipbuilding’s vast experience in building car-passenger ferries. During the last 15 years we have delivered to our clients over 30 such vessels of which 10 were LNG-fuelled ones.