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Marine incentives

Since 2012, FortisBC has committed $21 million in incentives to marine vessel operators for a total of seven vessels that will operate in BC waterways.

We are now expanding the incentive program for additional marine vessels. Vessels eligible for incentive funding are trans-pacific or coastal freight vessels that can call any port or point of destination along the North American West Coast. We are authorized to commit up to $47 million in additional incentive funding for eligible marine vessels.

Incentives are available to vessel owners and operators to cover the incremental cost of upgrading to a liquefied natural gas (LNG) powered vessel compared to the equivalent vessel operating on marine gas oil (MGO) or intermediate or heavy fuel oil (IFO/HFO). Applicants who receive incentive funding will be required to receive LNG supply from FortisBC for terms negotiated between the applicant and FortisBC.

Eligibility requirements

  1. natural gas-powered marine vessels (e.g. oil/chemical tankers, bulk carriers, car carriers and roll-on/roll-off vessels) calling any ports along the North American West Coast
  2. natural gas-powered LNG bunkering vessels

How to apply

  1. Complete the application form.
  2. Email your completed application to


For more information or if you have questions or comments, please contact:

Arvind Ramakrishnan
Tel: 604-592-8210

Mike Bains
Tel: 604-592-7949