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".
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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