SCHOTTEL has been chosen as the propulsion supplier for two newbuild Ro-Ro ferries under construction at Damen Shipyards Mangalia, Romania.
Each of the vessels ordered by Canadian Seaspan Ferries Corporation will be propelled by two SCHOTTEL combi drives and two SCHOTTEL transverse thrusters. The new ferries will join the company’s first two hybrid vessels, Seaspan Swift and Seaspan Reliant, which were commissioned just over two years ago. Seaspan Ferries currently operates a fleet of seven ferries out of four terminals in British Columbia, Canada.
“Thanks to the positive experiences we’ve had with SCHOTTEL thrusters in our first two LNG ferries, we once again opted for the German manufacturer. Their efficient and sustainable propulsion solutions have helped us further expand our service offering and reduce emissions at the same time,” states Harly Penner, Director of Fleet Engineering & Vessel Development at Seaspan Ferries.
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