North Vancouver shipbuilder on the shortlist to build hybrid ferry

Allied Shipbuilders in North Vancouver is among three companies that have been shortlisted as potential builders of a new inland ferry for Kootenay Lake.

The three companies – which also include Western Pacific Marine Ltd. of Vancouver and Waterbridge Steel Inc. of Nakusp – will now be invited to submit proposals to design and build the new 50- to 60-vehicle ferry.

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Following the bid process, work on the ferry is expected to begin in 2020 and wrap up in 2022.

According to the province, the new vessel will be configured as a hybrid diesel-electric ship. The province plans to convert the vessel to electric propulsion by 2030.

 

 

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