September 24, 2020

Government of Canada awarded a $155 million contract to purchase the ropax ferry VILLA DE TEROR as an interim measure to replace the MADELEINE ferry. This follows an Advance Contract Award Notice published on July 2, 2020.

She will be renamed MADELEINE II and will undergo essential work while being dry-docked before its expected arrival in Canada in spring 2021.

The vessel will then undergo refit as required in Canada in order to deliver reliable ferry service from the summer of 2021 until 2026, when Chantier Davie Canada Inc. is expected to deliver the permanent new replacement vessel JEAN LAPIERRE.

As far as Ferry Shipping News understands, this ordered has not been finalized yet.