In c7876 distributed today at 16:11e, please note that several changes have
been made to the text. In the second paragraph, the date "Q4 2014"
should be simply read "2015". Corrected copy follows:
STQ and Davie conclude newbuild agreement for two dual-fuel LNG ferries
Davie shipbuilding to build North America's first dual-fuel LNG ferries;
for the province of Quebec.
QUEBEC CITY, May 16, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Chantier Davie Canada Inc.
("Davie") today announced the conclusion of a two ship order from La
Société des traversiers du Québec ("STQ").
The two dual-fuel LNG Ro-Pax ferries will operate on the St. Lawrence
River on the Tadoussac-Baie-Sainte-Catherine route and shall 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 maneuvering systems. The ferries will
provide an environmentally friendly solution for the province of Quebec
for many years to come".
Notes to editors:
About Davie: Davie is more than just Canada's largest shipbuilder; in fact it is more
than just a shipbuilder. Davie 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.
The capability to provide end-to-end turnkey solutions and its
strategic location in Eastern Canada makes Davie an ideal partner for a
range of industries from oil & gas to defense.
SOURCE: Chantier Davie Canada Inc.
For further information:
Mrs. Santane Weill
Marketing and Communications, Davie
T 1 418 837 5841
Mr. Pierre Bélanger
National Public Relations
T 1 514 843 2355