Tag: <span>BC Ferries</span>

BC Ferries opts for Wärtsilä LNG dual-fuel electric propulsion systems
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BC Ferries opts for Wärtsilä LNG dual-fuel electric propulsion systems

Wärtsilä has been selected to provide an integrated system consisting of the LNG plant, dual-fuel engines, and electrical propulsion system for the latest addition to Vancouver, Canada based BC Ferries’ series of Salish Class vessels. Three similar ferries, all operating on Wärtsilä engines fuelled by LNG, have already been delivered. As with the previous three...

BC Ferries opts for SCHOTTEL propulsion units
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BC Ferries opts for SCHOTTEL propulsion units

Four newly built road ferries for Canadian operator BC Ferries are to be fitted with two high-efficiency Twin Propellers from German propulsion manufacturer, SCHOTTEL. These 81-metre vessels will be built to Damen’s Road Ferry 8117 E3 design and known as the Island Class vessels and will be capable of carrying up to 300 passengers and...

BC Ferries goes electronic with NAPA logbook
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BC Ferries goes electronic with NAPA logbook

BC Ferries has opted for NAPA’s electronic logbook as a fleet-wide standard solution with the aim to decrease workload and human error. NAPA Logbook is a PC application that can be used from any onboard computer. Users can search any official logbook event for authorities, filter results with keywords, make calculations based on automation signals...

BC Ferries to build hybrid electric vessels
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BC Ferries to build hybrid electric vessels

BC Ferries has issued Requests for Expressions of Interest (RFEOI) for the procurement of five new low-carbon electric hybrid propulsion vessels. The vessels will replace aging fleet assets with the aim of improving the company’s sustainability by using electric propulsion, including batteries, to reduce emissions and underwater noise. Mark Wilson, BC ferries’ vice president of...

BC Ferries converts vessel to operate using LNG
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BC Ferries converts vessel to operate using LNG

The ABS-classed Spirit of British Columbia, one of two ferries that will use liquefied natural gas (LNG) as fuel, has finished conversion and is back in operation for BC Ferries of Canada. “The conversion of these vessels to operate on LNG is an important milestone for BC Ferries and the region, supporting more efficient and...