Bergen-based LMG Marin has been selected by Canadian ferry operator BC Ferries as design agent for its new ‘Major’ class vessels.
The first stage of this project will soon start with the overall goal to achieve a zero-emission design by use of proven technology, LMG Marine said on its Facebook page.
This concept design will be later fine tuned into a basic design and a specification package that will be used for contracting the new ships at a shipyard.
The new ‘Major’ class ferries are expected to be operational by 2029 and the final design will be available later in 2024.
BC Ferries is one of the world largest ferry operators with 36 ships, which provide lifeline services across British Columbia for 60,000 passengers and 23,000 cars per day on average.