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Victoria Shipyards completes second LNG vessel engine conversion for TOTE Maritime Alaska

15 Mar 2023

Seaspan Shipyards on Wednesday (15 March) announced its team at Victoria Shipyards has completed the conversion of TOTE Maritime Alaska’s vessel’s diesel engine to a LNG dual-fuel system.

Seaspan Chief Executive Officer John McCarthy, said: “Super proud of our team at Victoria Shipyards for completing our second LNG conversion for TOTE Maritime.”

“The joint team between Seaspan Victoria Shipyards and TOTE Maritime provided the foundation to achieve the tight cost and schedule requirements for this commercial job. Seaspan’s unique capabilities for LNG fuel conversions in Canada not only help our customers but also the environment,” he added in a social media post.

He further shared a post by Seaspan ULC which elaborated on the event. 

“TOTE’s North Star recently completed a 10-week shipyard period in Victoria, where we undertook work to prepare the vessel to run on LNG dual-fuel technology, one of the most environmentally-friendly maritime fuels,” Seaspan ULC stated. 

“This conversion work is no simple task, but one that our Victoria Shipyards crew is no stranger to. TOTE’s sister ship, the Midnight Sun, completed its own LNG conversion work scope at Victoria Shipyards in early 2022 and received certification by the US Coast Guard to officially run on LNG later in the year,” it said. 

The firm said while visiting, North Star also underwent routine maintenance, which involved prep and painting, and steel and pipe repairs and inspection.

“The North Star is now safely back to delivering integral supplies to Alaska,” it added. 

Manifold Times previously reported Victoria Shipyard announcing the completion of phase one of the first major LNG conversion in North America on a full-sized vessel was successfully completed. 

Related: Seaspan Shipyards promotes LNG engine conversion service
Related: TOTE Maritime Alaska vessel undergoes LNG bunker conversion


Photo credit: Seaspan ULC
Published: 15 March, 2023

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