Latest posts about the electric ferries for Amherst Island and Wolfe Island in Canada
Ontario ferries together in dry dock
Amherst Islander II passes first trials at sea
Tests were mostly performed on battery power only, sailing away very silently across the Black Sea. However, both hybrid and diesel modes were extensively tested and with success!
Amherst Islander II is now being prepared for delivery and waiting for Wolfe Islander IV to be ready. Both vessels will be transported at the same time to their final destination, the province of Ontario.
Waiting for the action!
Heading for sea trials
Moving forward in challenging times
Meanwhile, the Wolfe Islander IV is slowly coming to life. Her first systems are running, the commissioning has begun! In this phase all systems are started for the first time and are tested one by one.
Major construction and installations works have been completed, the majority of the remaining work includes the completion of her modern interior style. In Q1 of 2021 she will set sail for the first time to the Black Sea for her sea trials.
Unveiling of interior design
Next milestone for "Wolfe Islander IV" achieved
Due to the current circumstances, it is not possible to travel to Galati, but via a live stream those involved from Canada (in the middle of the night!) and the Netherlands could follow the ceremony virtually.
The special event was accompanied by speeches on behalf of MTO, among others, and best wishes of Lady Sponsor Mrs. Heather Roebuck. The vessel will now be further outfitted and completed from the water.
Closer to completion
Ready for the final
Processing kilometers of cables on board
Local dry stone walls as inspiration for interior design
Construction of “Wolfe Islander IV” is progressing well
Interior work is progressing at "Amherst Islander II"
Welcoming of main switchboards on board
Visitors from transport Canada
“Wolfe Islander IV” is progressing in dry dock
Commissioning of "Amherst Islander II"
Good progress of "Wolfe Islander IV"
Great view on the working ground of the "Amherst Islander II"
Assembly of "Wolfe Islander IV" in drydock
Outfitting "Amherst Islander II"
Progress of "Wolfe Islander IV"
Launching of "Amherst Islander II"
Outfitting blocks for "Wolfe Islander IV"
It’s the passengers, stupid!
The keel laying for Road Ferry 9819 E3 is a fact!
Good progress of "Amherst Islander II"
"Amherst Islander II" close to its final form
"Wolfe Islander IV": the first major milestone - the cutting of the first steel!
"Amherst Islander II" takes shape!
"Wolfe Islander IV" and "Amherst Islander II" well on track
Miniature Road Ferry of first cut steel
Keel laying for Damen Road Ferry 6819 E3
Start cutting for DAMEN Road Ferry 6819 E3
As the first electric operating vessel in the North America region & first ferry renewal program in 40+ years, YN 6819 has the following technical features:
Route: 3.8 km
Cruise speed: 9.0 kts
Contract speed: 11.8 kts
Operation: 20.5 hr/day (365 days)
Temp. range: +30 up to -25 degree (harsh winter conditions!)
Endurance: 5 days (hybrid)
Ice conditions: Moderate 1st year fresh water ice (1B)
Charging: Every time the vessel docks (approx. 40 times per day!)
The next milestone, keel-laying, is scheduled for the 21st of December 2018.