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ICE REPORTS COMPLETION OF CANADIAN ELECTRIC FERRY TRIALS

ICE REPORTS COMPLETION OF CANADIAN ELECTRIC FERRY TRIALS

Thursday, September 2, 2021 

Ship designer ICE reports that the construction and trials of both the 72m 'Amherst Islander II' and the 99m 'Wolfe Islander IV' ferries have been successfully completed.

The vessels recently sailed from the shipbuilder Damen Shipyards Galati to Constanta, for onwards transportation to Canada onboard a heavy-lift semi-submersible transport vessel.

The Island Class are battery-equipped ships designed for full electric operation. The ships are fitted with hybrid technology that bridges the gap until shore charging infrastructure becomes available. From the exterior details to the engines, the design of the new vessels reduces underwater radiated noise, lowers emissions, and improves the passenger experience.

ICE supported Serco Canada Marine in this project by providing yard supervision and testing assistance for the two ferries, built for the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario, Canada.

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