WÄRTSILÄ GAS SOLUTION FOR TWO CANADIAN FERRIES Wärtsilä has been awarded the contract by Gdańsk Shiprepair Yard Remontowa, to supply a comprehensive scope of engines, propulsion machinery, integrated automation systems, and gas handling systems required for the mid-life upgrading of two RoPax ferries and their conversion to operate on LNG fuel.
he ferries, the Spirit of British Columbia and the Spirit of Vancouver, are the flagship vessels of British Columbia Ferry Services based in Victoria, Canada. - We know and trust Wärtsilä’s broad range of competences., and appreciate the detailed engineering and attention to schedule that Remontowa and Wärtsilä have undertaken for the completion of this project. The broad scope
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of equipment needed heightens considerably the importance of systems integration and LNG experience and in this we believe that Wärtsilä is one of the best in the Marine sector, says Mark Wilson, Vice President, Engineering, BC Ferries. SEVEN MONTHS The work on the first of these ships will be carried out during the 2017/18 winter season, and during the following winter season for the
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second vessel. This means that the time allowed for completing the work is just seven months, including a delivery voyage of more than one month each way. This demanding schedule requires excellent logistics and integrated planning between Wärtsilä and the shipyard. The Wärtsilä equipment will be delivered to the shipyard in mid 2017 and mid 2018 prior to the arrival of the vessels.