Specifically, the two new additions reflect the group's goals on safety, environmental performance and operational efficiency, as well as to adapt to the navigational conditions of northern Quebec and the Great Lakes regions.

In addition, each vessel costed $50 million, of which close to $9 million for each ship was solely for the purpose of adding a dual fuel/LNG engine.

Both vessels have a 15,000 tonnes deadweight, and tanks with a capacity of m

ore than 17,000 m³, enabling the vessels to easily transport refined petroleum or chemical products.

With the additions, Desgagnés completed its more than CAD 200 million investment plan launched in 2015 for the construction and commissioning of four new vessels.

In light of the ceremony, Louis-Marie Beaulieu, President and Chief Executive Officer commented

The addition of the Paul A. Desgagnés and the Rossi A. Desgagnés demonstrates Desgagnés’ vision and leadership in sustainable development in a tangible way, as well as its commitment to its customers to offer a first-class marine petroleum transportation service that represents quality, safety and respects the environment.

Concluding, prior to the two new additions, previous vessels in the series are Damia Desgagnés, the world’s first dual fuel asphalt plant, and the Mia Desgagnés, the world’s first dual fuel polar-class petroleum-chemical tanker that were christened at the Port of Montreal in 2017 and 2018.

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