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2 More Ferries for HRM

On today’s council agenda is a tender award for Two Additional Harbour Ferries. These Boats will replace Halifax III and Dartmouth III which have been in Service since 1978.

The Construction of the 2 new ferries will be done by  A.F. Theriault & Son Ltd.,
for a Total Tender Price of $8,835,527 with planned delivery of the first and second ferries in April 2015 and April 2018 respectively;

The 4th Ferry, Christopher Stannix, was Recently delivered by A.F. Theriault & Son Ltd, and the new boats will be built to the same design. The 2015 build is expected to Replace the Dartmouth III, as the Halifax III recently underwent a period of Extended Maintenance.

2 Addtional bids were recived – Aecon Atlantic bid $11,440,695.63 for the 2 boats, and Ocean Industries (Part of Groupe Ocean) bid $14,082,912.84

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