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  • 29 April 2019
    Vessels

    Canada’s British Columbia Ferry Services (BC Ferries) said its Spirit of Vancouver Island ferry has restarted services following its mid-life upgrade and conversion to LNG fueling. 

  • 22 September 2015
    Vessels

    BC Ferries said its two vessels will be conducting sea trials in the Saanich Inlet from September 21 – 24 in order to demonstrate the performance of the vessels for the three shipyards bidding on the mid-life upgrades including conversion to dual-fuel so the ships can operate on LNG. The Spirit of Vancouver Island and […]

  • 22 April 2019

    BC Ferries expects to cut CO2 emissions by 12,500 tonnes per year with Spirit-class conversions.

  • 15 March 2019
    Vessels

    Poland’s Remontowa Shiprepair Yard completed the liquefied natural gas (LNG) conversion of the BC Ferries’ ‘spirit’ class vessel.

  • 15 March 2019
    Business & Finance

    The LNG conversion was part of of a mid-life upgrade.

  • 7 September 2016
    Business & Finance

    Canadian ferry operator BC Ferries said that its vessel Spirit of British Columbia would be temporarily removed from service, starting from today, as the vessel is scheduled to undergo engineering and maintenance work. The vessel is scheduled to undergo sea trials on September 10 and 11 in Saanich Inlet in order to complete various vessel performance tests and to verify the operational profile […]

  • 11 April 2016
    Equipment, Project & Tenders, Vessels

    Wärtsilä of Finland said its technology has been ordered by the Gdańsk Shiprepair Yard Remontowa for the $140 million mid-life upgrade and LNG conversion of BC Ferries’ two RoPax vessels.

  • 26 November 2014
    Vessels

    BC Ferries will convert its two largest vessels, the Spirit of Vancouver Island and the Spirit of British Columbia, to run on LNG.

  • 10 July 2015
    Vessels

    BC Ferries informed it has shortlisted three shipyards, including one British Columbian yard, for the Spirit Class vessels mid-life upgrades including conversion to dual-fuel so they can operate on liquefied natural gas.

  • 10 July 2015
    Vessels

    BC Ferries informed it has shortlisted three shipyards, including one British Columbian yard, for the Spirit Class vessels mid-life upgrades including conversion to dual-fuel so they can operate on liquefied natural gas.

  • 8 September 2017

    Canada’s British Columbia Ferry Services (BC Ferries) said that its vessel Spirit of British Columbia had been removed from service to undergo mid-life upgrade and conversion to run on liquefied natural gas (LNG). The vessel will depart from BC Ferries’ fleet maintenance unit in Richmond to Remontowa yard in Gdansk, Poland on September 12. In 2016, BC […]

  • 10 July 2015
    Business & Finance

    Canadian ferry operator, BC Ferries, has postponed the mid-life upgrades and LNG conversion for its two Spirit Class vessels, which were initially scheduled to start in the fall of 2016, for one year. Originally, BC Ferries was planning the mid-life upgrade and LNG conversion for the Spirit of Vancouver Island to occur in the fall of 2016 […]

  • 10 July 2015
    Business & Finance

    Canadian ferry operator, BC Ferries, has postponed the mid-life upgrades and LNG conversion for its two Spirit Class vessels, which were initially scheduled to start in the fall of 2016, for one year. Originally, BC Ferries was planning the mid-life upgrade and LNG conversion for the Spirit of Vancouver Island to occur in the fall of 2016 […]

  • 26 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    The BC Ferries Commissioner has approved BC Ferries’ application to convert its two largest vessels, the Spirit of Vancouver Island and the Spirit of British Columbia, to dual fuel, as well as to proceed with the mid-life upgrades of the vessels. By using LNG instead of marine diesel fuel, as well as making some hull […]

  • 11 June 2018
    Vessels

    American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) classed, Spirit of British Columbia, one of two ferries that have been converted for use of LNG as fuel and are ready to return to operation for BC Ferries.

  • 23 September 2014
    Business & Finance

    Canada’s BC Ferries is planning to convert its two largest vessels, the Spirit of Vancouver Island and the Spirit of British Columbia, to dual fuel, as well as make modifications to the hull, in order to save approximately CAD 9.2 million per year over the remaining 27-year life cycle of the two vessels, the company says in a […]

  • 12 June 2018
    Business & Finance

    ABS has classed Spirit of British Columbia, one of BC Ferries’ two largest ferries that will use LNG as fuel.

  • 7 April 2017
    Business & Finance

    Commissioner of Canadian ferry owner and operator BC Ferries has approved the purchase of a secondhand vessel for new ferry service between Port Hardy and Bella Coola in British Columbia scheduled to start in the summer of 2018. BC Ferries is now finalizing an agreement to buy the vessel that is operating in Greece. The purchase price […]

  • 23 September 2014
    Vessels

    BC Ferries plans to convert its two largest vessels, the Spirit of Vancouver Island and the Spirit of British Columbia, to dual fuel, as well as make modifications to the hull, in order to save approximately $9.2 million per year over the remaining 27-year life cycle of the two vessels. The conversion is part of an application the […]

  • 25 March 2016
    Project & Tenders, Vessels

    BC Ferries awarded a contract to Remontowa Ship Repair Yard of Gdansk, Poland to convert two Spirit-Class vessels to dual-fuel.

  • 25 March 2016
    Business & Finance

    Gdansk-based shipyard Remontowa Ship Repair Yard received a contract to upgrade two Spirit-Class ferries to dual fuel so they can operate on LNG for Canadian ferry operator BC Ferries. Under the USD 140 million contract, beginning in the fall of 2017 and completing in the spring of 2019, the shipyard will conduct renewal of safety systems, marine evacuation systems, […]

  • 6 June 2018
    Vessels

    BC Ferries’ Spirit of British Columbia is returning to service on Wednesday after being converted to operate on liquefied natural gas (LNG). The Spirit of British Columbia, one of BC Ferries’ two largest vessels, returns to service on the Metro Vancouver (Tsawwassen) – Victoria (Swartz Bay) route following. The Spirit of Vancouver Island will also […]