Fiskerstrand Verft AS has signed contracts with Canadian shipping company Labrador Marine Inc. for conversion/ upgrading of “Hiiumaa” and “Grete”.
“Grete” arrived at Fiskerstrand Verft AS in September 2018. Installed new driving ramps, modified the existing shore power system to cover 600VAC 60Hz, installed a “Sewage treatment system”, due to local requirements regarding discharge to sea, as well as upgraded interior and cabins. A big change with the Grete, will be combining passengers and freight on the same boat and allowing, for the first time ever on the coast, a roll-on roll-off service allowing vehicles to be transported with passengers. The shipping company has also changed the name of the vessel to QAJAQ W.
“Hiiumaa” arrived at Fiskerstrand Verft AS in the same period and signed a major agreement to deliver articulated driving ramps specially adapted for the connection the ferry will serve. A major extension of the current interior and cabins with their own VIP department , as well as delivering and installing new MOB-Boat. Shall also install bilge keels on both ferries.
Both QAJAQ W (originally «Muhumaa») and «Hiiumaa” were built at Fiskerstrand Verft AS with the Multi Maritime MM 90 FC design. The ferries were delivered in the period 2010 and 2011, in a series of 3 identical ferries (Fiskerstrand Verft AS, Yard no. 63-64 and 65) to the Estonian shipping company Saarema Shipping Company Ltd, with ice class according to Ice 1A. The ferries will now operate in the area of the Strait of Belle Isle and on the North coast of Labrador in Canada. 2019