Wartsila equips new LNG-powered ferry in Quebec

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(HELSINKI) — A new 302-foot ferry built for the Canadian operator Societe des traversiers du Quebec (STQ), and fitted with a broad scope of Wartsila solutions, has been delivered. The final commissioning of the vessel took place at the Chantier Davie Canada shipyard in June.

M/V Armand Imbeau II will operate on liquefied natural gas (LNG), and Wartsila’s experience and capabilities in delivering a fully integrated system comprising the dual-fuel engines, the fuel storage, control and supply system, and extended project management, was the key factor in the award of the contract. By operating the vessel on clean-burning LNG fuel, STQ – Quebec's ferries operator – will minimize the environmental impact of its operations. The decision is also in line with the Quebec’s Maritime Strategy, which seeks to protect the integrity of the province’s river and marine ecosystem.

The full scope of Wartsila’s supply comprises four Wartsila 20DF dual-fuel engines, the Wartsila LNGPac fuel storage, control and supply system, an Integrated Automation System (IAS), the Power Management System (PMS), the electric drive system, the Wartsila communication and control center, on-site management and project integration engineering.

The ferry will operate on the Saguenay River on the Tadoussac–Baie-Sainte-Catherine route. It is capable of carrying more than 430 passengers and 110 cars or 16 tractor units.

Wartsila has earlier supplied the dual-fuel engines and LNGPac system for M/V F.-A.-Gauthier, the first LNG-fueled ferry owned by STQ. It was built in Italy and delivered in 2015.

By Professional Mariner Staff