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WindServe Marine to Washington shipbuilders, though other yards outside the state could potentially compete for the project if local bids come in at too high a price. The state estimates the program to be worth about $1 billion.

Along the East Coast, Casco Bay Line (serving islands in coastal Maine, out of Portland) selected Senesco Marine to build a double ended hybrid electric ferry to replace an exist- ing diesel vessel. The North Kingston, R.I. shipyard has also been selected to build a hybrid-electric passenger/vehicle fer- ry for the Maine State Ferry Service (MSFS). And slated to come online in NYC is a new zero-emissions electric high- speed ferry operated by New York Cruise Lines subsidiary

New York Water Taxi on the Hudson River between Brook- lyn and Manhattan. The carbon-? ber vessel is scheduled for launch in 2024, though a builder has yet to be announced.

The Texas Department of Transportation (DOT) will be taking delivery in 2023 of Esperanza “Hope” Andrade, a double ended vessel built at the Gulf Island Fabricators facility in Louisiana, with batteries to supplement its diesel electric powerplant.


Unprecedented opportunities also exist in the United

States’ fast-growing offshore wind industry, where a large

Senesco Marine is building crew transfer vessels number of new vessels will be needed to support the con- for fellow Reinauer company WindServe Marine, struction and operation of wind farms due to sprout up in an early entrant to the United States fast- several U.S. regions.

growing offshore wind industry. “The foundations are ? rmly in place to support the de-

Eastern Shipbuilding Group is building a new auto and passenger ferry for the Bridgeport & Port Jefferson Steamboat Company.

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