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ICE SUPERVISING ZERO-EMISSION FERRIES FOR CANADA

ICE SUPERVISING ZERO-EMISSION FERRIES FOR CANADA

Tuesday, April 6, 2021 

Ship design and consultancy company ICE has been contracted by Serco Canada Marine to supervise construction and testing of two ferries for the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario, Canada.

The contract follows a long-term contract with Serco’s Australian sister company for ICE’s successful survey of construction and commissioning of a complex Australian icebreaking research and supply vessel.

The two zero-emission ferries, the 72m Amherst Islander II and the 99m Wolfe Islander IV, are currently under construction at Damen Shipyards Galati in Romania. They will be the first passenger/car ferries in North America with the ability to operate fully electric. It is estimated that electrification of the two ferries, one servicing Kingston and Wolfe Island and the other Millhaven and Amherst Island (Loyalist Township), will reduce emissions by the equivalent of 7m kg CO2 per year.

Sorin Brazdis, MD of Romanian subsidiary Icepronav Engineering, said: “Winning repeat orders from a client is the best sign of a client’s satisfaction with our service; it is a huge vote of confidence to be engaged by Serco for these fully electric newbuild ferries.”

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