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Royal Van der Leun signs contract with Damen for four fully electric BC Ferries

March 5 2024

Royal Van der Leun proudly announces the order for four fully electric passenger car ferries to BC Ferries in collaboration with Damen! This order comprises ferries seven through ten in our ongoing partnership. Having already completed the construction of the initial six vessels, Royal Van der Leun will deliver and install the complete electrical package, including installation and automation, for the newly ordered ferries.

𝐂𝐚𝐧𝐚𝐝𝐢𝐚𝐧 𝐑𝐨𝐲𝐚𝐥 𝐕𝐚𝐧 𝐝𝐞𝐫 𝐋𝐞𝐮𝐧 𝐁𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐡

Our Canadian branch, located in Victoria BC, has been providing services to BC Ferries and Damen for a few years now. The branch is steadily growing towards a self-sustainable hub with local employees and resources to serve customers locally.

Delivering quality services and remote support around the clock worldwide after new builds and during the lifetime of the vessels underscores the reliability the company is aiming for.

"This new project is a great sign of appreciation, trust, and dedication from Royal Van der Leun to their customers Damen and BC Ferries", stated Martin den Breejen, CEO of Royal Van der Leun.

𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐜𝐨𝐩𝐞

The scope of Royal Van der Leun contains a comprehensive package of electrical and (bridge)
navigational equipment for the project. This includes system integration, main switchboards,
distribution boards, variable frequency converters, transformers, our high-end in house developed energy management system, alarm monitoring- and decentralized control system.

Additionally, providing Drive/E-motors, nautical equipment, CCTV, shore supply equipment,
wheelhouse desks, ECR consoles, navigation equipment, internal communication systems, cable packages, emergency stop systems, fire detection systems, announcement systems, general alarm systems, public address systems, battery chargers including batteries, UPS systems, and all commissioning and installation will be delivered and executed by Royal van der Leun.

𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐄𝐥𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐥 𝐅𝐞𝐫𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐓𝐡𝐞𝐢𝐫 𝐂𝐚𝐩𝐚𝐛𝐢𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐞𝐬

Each ferry have the capacity to accommodate up to 47 vehicles and 390 passengers. The ships will be powered by batteries with a total capacity of 2,000 kilowatts. Rapid recharging, utilizing renewable electricity, will occur during passenger and vehicle embarkation and disembarkation at each terminal. Additionally, auxiliary diesel engines will be installed on each vessel for backup and general redundancy purposes.

𝐃𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐃𝐞𝐥𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐑𝐨𝐮𝐭𝐞

The four vessels are scheduled to begin operations by 2027, with two vessels each on the routes connecting Nanaimo Harbour and Gabriola Island, and Campbell River and Quadra Island. Royal Van der Leun would like to thank BC Ferries and Damen for their great trust in Royal Van der Leun. We look forward to the collaboration and are proud to play a role in advancing the sustainability of public transportation!