February 4, 2020
- Today at the Remontowa Shipbuilding shipyard, the cutting of the
first ferry iron ordered by BC Ferries
- The new ship will enter operation in 2022
- Today at the Polish shipyard Remontowa Shipbuilding will be held
cutting the first sheet of the new ferry ordered in the
recent days from bc Ferries, which will be the fourth
"Salish" class commissioned by the company
Canadian navigation. The new ship, which will be the twin of the
three units of the same class built by the plant
Poland in 2016, will be powered by liquefied natural gas,
will be delivered in 2021 and will enter into operation
in 2022 in the Southern Gulf Islands, replacing the
Mayne Queen and alongside the Queen of Cumberland.
- The new ferry, which is 107 metres long, will have
150 cars and almost 600 passengers.
The overall investment faced by BC Ferries for this new
92.3 million Canadian dollars (70
million U.S. dollars).