An Alion Science and Technology subsidiary will help a Canadian government agency acquire a new ship to replace a nearly five-decade old passenger ferry under a $1.3 million contract.
Alion Canada will provide consulting services for the assembly and design of a new maritime vessel as the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario’s “owner’s expert,” Alion said Monday.
“We look forward to working with the Ontario Ministry of Transportation in support of all of its goals for the ferry system,” said Scott Fry, Alion sector senior vice president and engineering and integration solutions manager.
The company aims to apply its maritime engineering, naval architecture and manufacturing experience to help build a vessel in line with the customer’s intended schedule and budget, Fry added.
The M/V Pelee Islander, slated for replacement, has a capacity of 196 passengers and 14 vehicles and travels north-to-south from Ontario’s Pelee Island to Sandusky, Ohio.