Seaspan Vancouver Drydock and McRae Electric have entered into a co-operative agreement with Schottel Canada Inc to support local fleets of vessels with Schottel propulsion
Seaspan Vancouver will act as a service and support centre, while McRae Electric will provide services to automation, electric systems and controls.
They will service vessels with Schottel propulsion systems operating in the Pacific Northwest area including tugboats, workboats, ferries, fishing, coastguard and naval vessels.
Schottel said vessel operators would benefit from a high level of expertise and short service response times.
“Partnering with these two leading companies represents our commitment to the Canadian market and how important after-sales support is to our customers,” said Schottel Canada regional manager Sylvain Robitaille.
“From shipyards and mechanical services with Vancouver Drydock, to electrical, automation and controls troubleshooting with McRae Electric, we cover it all.”
Seaspan Vancouver Drydock is strategically located in a sheltered and deepwater section of Canada’s largest port in Vancouver. The yard is a full-service shiprepair and maintenance facility with two Lloyd’s Register-certified floating drydocks, a heavy machine shop with two 40-tonne overhead travelling cranes and lathes capable of handling shafts of up to 18 m.
Seaspan Vancouver Drydock director of business development Ad Bertens said this agreement with Schottel and McRae Electric “will allow us to enhance our ability to provide critical repair services for the vessels in the Pacific Northwest.”
McRae Electric provides full electrical support for shipyards and vessel owners for both newbuilds and major conversions in western Canada. Its core services include panel building, functional design, engineering and production, cable pulling, terminations, equipment install and in-service support.
McRae Electric president Nick Folino said this agreement “will further aid our team in growing our skillsets while enhancing the services we offer to the marine industry.”