Innovators: Marine Transportation

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VESSEL REPLACEMENT STRATEGY INVESTS $110 MILLION IN FERRIES AND INFRASTRUCTURE

by wade on January 12, 2014

(St. John's, NL: 30 Dec. 2013) In 2013 the Provincial Government committed $110.5 million to build new ferries and improve marine transportation infrastructure within the province.
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NEW 80-METRE VESSEL TO SERVICE BELL ISLAND IN 2016

by wade on December 17, 2013

(St. John's, NL, December 2013) The Provincial Government has negotiated a $49.5 million contract with Damen Shipyards to deliver a new 80-metre vessel to service Bell Island. The official contract was signed today on Bell Island and the new ferry is scheduled to arrive in the province in February 2016.
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GOVERNMENT ISSUES RFPs FOR LABRADOR MARINE SERVICE

by wade on December 17, 2013

(St. John's, NL, 17 December 2013) The Provincial Government announced today a request for proposals (RFP) to secure a single contractor to provide comprehensive marine services to Labrador over a 15-year term.
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TRANSPAR CRAFT FAST TRACKED BY DEMAND

by wade on February 13, 2013

Market pull is fast-tracking the development of the TranSPAR craft a year ahead of schedule, reports Peter Gifford, President and CEO, ExtremeOcean Innovation, St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada. The TranSPAR is a self-propelled spar vessel for safely transferring maintenance personnel and equipment to wind turbines on Round 3 offshore wind farms, in wave heights up to three meters at locations up to 300 km offshore.

ExtremeOcean Innovation is one of seven companies developing new offshore wind access systems for the Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) collaborative R&D program, focused on creating solutions to significantly improve uptime at these wind farms by providing turbine access in high sea states.
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PROPOSALS SOUGHT FOR NEW FERRY CONSTRUCTION

by wade on February 1, 2013

January 31, 2013: Enhancements to the provincial ferry service are moving forward with the release today of a request for proposals (RFP) for new vessels. The Department of Transportation and Works is seeking proposals from qualified shipyards for a large vessel to replace the MV Captain Earl W. Winsor and a 42-metre vessel to support the overall provincial fleet.
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