Davie Becomes First North American Shipbuilder to Deliver an LNG-Powered Ferry
Davie Shipbuilding, Canada’s largest shipyard, announced that it has delivered the first LNG-powered ferry to be built in North America.
Delivering this prototype took years of work by Davie, the designers, and the classification society, who had to develop construction and operations rules and regulations during the construction in order to cater for this new type of propulsion system.
“It would have been easy to build a normal, diesel-powered ferry but instead Québec decided to pave the way in setting a new environmental standard for the entire continent,” James Davies, President of Davie commented.
Davie says they have proven that it is possible to build highly complex ships in Canada at internationally competitive prices. Its thousands of skilled shipbuilders are well positioned to deliver on a variety of programs, particularly for icebreakers and ferries Canada and the international market.