Im not sure if the forum is strictly ferries or not but we received plans for a 360' long 100' wide log transporter with 3 engines and props for interfor forest products on arrow lakes, its only in discussion and not even official so i shouldnt be talking about it but if it appeals to interfor for log transport instead of the sutherland towing log booms, it is an open decked vessel with propellors and i have a picture of the designs, if you all want to follow up on this with a new thread if this ship build is green-lit. Up to the admins
I'm interested. I think this here thread is fine, because there probably won't be too many posts about the log transporter.
Here's something Waterbridge built for Williston Lake in north-east BC H E R E
I'm very interested as well... anything that big and self propelled, on a lake, is intriguing to me. I believe there may be a third large vessel already in the interior, aside from the two Mr Horn named, but I'm not sure.
Im aware of the Williston transporter. Im not sure of its size but i would guess this ship is bigger. This ship is going to be bigger than the mv columbia for sure. I would love to see this project happen, it would mean at least another 2-3 years of work after the last cable ferry build. Right now some guys are building triple axle bogeys with a teetering grid on top. They arent allowed to build anything on the shores of adams lake so these bogeys will be pushed into the water and the ship hull will tip the grid towards the water and itll slide into the lake, hopefully...
Just an update for everyone, the first shipment of steel arrived last thursday, and those pieces are now almost fully assembled into bulkheads for the modules, tuesday morning a second load arrived with pre-shaped pieces of the hull. All pieces are pre-cut, marked and numbered. The marks dictate where on the sheets to install the bulbous plates for reinforcement. The car deck plates are almost finished with continuous welds via automated flux-core machine. Lloyds is in charge of the regulations on weld parameters and are only accepting ticketed welders with their approved Lloyds weld test plates which are $2500 a piece per person (each welder must complete 4) and there is only one chance to pass visual and bending. I know for a fact alot of welders on the mv columbia didnt even have CWB testing so not sure why this strict method was chosen. Attached below is a link to my site where you will see what the bridge mock-up for the adams lake replacement looks like. I will keep everyone updated when i can, im not a high value employee with enough work to be full time yet so forgive the large gaps between updates. Thanks
I have some pictures of one of the pieces for a module. I wanted to snap some pictures of a module that is 80% complete but we are so busy lately that i just dont have time and the boss is always around. As you can imagine the boss frowns upon being on your phone while working like most bosses.
Post by Low Light Mike on Jan 16, 2018 16:17:30 GMT -8
New Glade ferry is in the water.
Glade II, the new, built-in-B.C. cable ferry connecting Glade residents with Highway 3A across the Kootenay River, is undergoing final testing on site and will be in service at the beginning of February.
“This new, state-of-the-art ferry gives West Kootenay residents the comfort of knowing they can get groceries, attend medical appointments and access other important services when they need to,” said Claire Trevena, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure. “This ferry will not only help residents get from A to B, but will also ensure a safe, reliable and efficient crossing of the Kootenay River for many years to come.”
In addition to the new ferry for Glade, other cable ferries are being constructed to replace aging vessels serving the community of Harrop, on the Kootenay River, and Arrow Park, on Arrow Lake. A new cable ferry to serve Adams Lake went into service in spring 2017.
The new ferries to serve Glade, Harrop and Arrow Park will be larger and able to carry more vehicles than the existing ferries, with capacity increased to handle commercial vehicles at full highway loads. While the ferries are docked during off-peak hours, power will be supplied by on-board batteries. This will reduce noise at the terminal, and lower the vessels’ greenhouse gas emissions.
"West Kootenay residents have been eagerly awaiting the completion of these new ferries to better connect communities across the region and facilitate day-to-day travel," said Katrine Conroy, MLA for Kootenay West. "It's exciting to see Glade II come online to better serve Glade residents, and I look forward to the completion of the remaining two ferries that will service Harrop and Arrow Park over the coming year."
In 2016, Waterbridge Steel of Nakusp was awarded a $27.9-million contract to design and build four new cable ferries. All new vessels are scheduled to be in service by the end of 2019. The project is generating employment for approximately 30 people over four years, with the majority of work taking place in Nakusp.
There are 14 inland-ferry routes in B.C. that are operated for the Province of B.C. under contract. Five of the routes are served by cable ferries, five are reaction ferries (propelled by river current), three use free-running ferries and one is served by a tug and barge. Last fiscal year, the province’s inland ferries carried approximately 1.5 million vehicles and almost 2.4 million passengers. The Glade cable ferry carried more than 141,000 vehicles and more than 191,000 passengers last fiscal year.