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Maine yard to build ferries

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Front Street Shipyard in Belfast, Maine, has partnered with Brødrene Aa in Hyen, Norway, to market, sell and build carbon fiber ferries under the new company name, Arcadia Alliance. Working in conjunction with Maine Composites Alliance and Martin Grimnes, a Norwegian composites expert living in Maine, Arcadia Alliance is marketing its ferries to state and federal agencies seeking to replace aging, inefficient passenger vessels.

The 60-year-old Brødrene Aa has built 50 carbon-fiber passenger vessels in its Norwegian facility. Its ferries are lightweight, consume less fuel and release fewer emissions into the air than their aluminum or fiberglass counterparts.

“Brødrene Aa has a progressive design to reduce consumption and emissions, and they have an exceptionally efficient construction method we can apply to the U.S. ferry market at Front Street Shipyard,” said JB Turner, president of Front Street Shipyard.

Arcadia Alliance is working with Front Street Shipyard to develop the ferry designs for U.S. waters, with the hopes of building the first ferry in 2016. For more information, visit www.arcadia-alliance.com.

 

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