BC Ferries' Spirit of British Columbia returns to service tomorrow
Jun 5, 2018
Vessel recently completed a mid-life upgrade including conversion to operate on natural gas
VICTORIA, BC – The Spirit of British Columbia, one of BC Ferries’ two largest vessels, returns to service tomorrow on the Metro Vancouver (Tsawwassen) – Victoria (Swartz Bay) route following the completion of a mid-life upgrade. The Spirit of Vancouver Island will undergo a mid-life upgrade from fall 2018 to spring 2019.
Roger Dall'Antonia, President and CEO, FortisBC
“Natural gas is the world’s cleanest burning fossil fuel and using LNG in deep-sea ships provides an opportunity to significantly lower greenhouse gas emissions and improve air quality on a global scale.” said Roger Dall’Antonia, president and CEO of FortisBC, " In collaboration with BC Ferries, we developed a first-in-the-world proprietary tanker truck technology to deliver fuel while onboard the vessel. Innovative solutions like this help make it easier for transportation customers to make the switch to LNG.”