DISCOVER Magazine #7

Ontario accepts Damen proposal for electric propulsion

Published in category: Public Transport

The Ontario Government has accepted Damen’s proposal to build two ferries with full electric propulsion. For the tender process to build a Road Ferry 6819 and a Road Ferry 9819 to operate in the Canadian waters of the Great Lakes, Damen was asked to identify innovations for sustainable power solutions.

After careful consideration of the technology, the Government of Ontario accepted Damen’s proposal for full electrification. The two ferries, which will serve Kingston & Wolfe Island and Millhaven and Amherst Island (Loyalist Township), will be the first fully-electric vessels to operate in Canada and will reduce emissions by the equivalent of 7 million kg carbon dioxide per year.

Read more in our press-release ‘Ontario Government awards two ferry contract to Damen‘.

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