Consultant selected to design new ferry

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Fleetway Inc. of St. John's has been chosen to design a replacement ferry for the MV Captain Earl W. Winsor that services Fogo and Change islands, the provincial government announced today.
The Department of Transportation and Works says it selected Fleetway through an expression of interest process that began in May.
The naval architectural consultant will take the lead in developing the preliminary design and specifications for a vessel to replace the 37-year-old ferry.
"Choosing this consultant is an important step forward as we continue the process of bringing new vessels into our fleet," said Transportation Minister Trevor Taylor.
According to a news release, the ferry will be a roll-on/roll-off vessel, with approximate capacity for 60 vehicles and 200 passengers.
As part of its Vessel Replacement Strategy, government hopes to have two new ferries in service by 2010, with two more to follow, which includes this replacement ferry.

Organizations: Fleetway, Department of Transportation and Works

Geographic location: St. John's, Change islands

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