March 29, 2018

The Government of Ontario has accepted Damen Shipyard’s proposal to build two ferries with full electric propulsion, automatic mooring and automatic charging.
Damen is building a Road Ferry 6819 and a Road Ferry 9819 (68 metres and 98 metres respectively) to operate in the Canadian waters of the Great Lakes.
Finding environmental solutions was part of the tender process.

Photo: Damen Shipyard

Mark Gerretsen (MP for Kingston and the Islands), Leo Postma, (Sales Manager, Damen Shipyards Gorinchem), Sophie Kiwala (Member of Provincial Parliament), Mike Bossio (MP of Hastings-Lennox and Addington)