McRae Electric was the lead electrical contractor for the construction of the three Pacificat high-speed ferries and the two Spirit-class ferries for BC Ferries. Since 2001, we have also been the contractors for Seaspan Vancouver Drydock (VDD) for the Mid-Life and/or Asset Betterment Upgrades to nine (9) vessels for BC Ferries. In addition, we are actively involved with VDD in providing our services on numerous yearly refit(s) to Chemical Barges, Coast Guard Vessels, Canadian Navy, Deep Sea Cable Laying Vessel, Reefers, Mega Yachts and Tugs.
McRae played a significant role with providing a turn-key solution with the design, co-ordination, supply, installation and commissioning of the Security Access System to numerous vessels within the BC Ferry fleet. On an ongoing basis, we also undertake modifications and repairs throughout the existing BC Ferry fleet during their yearly refit schedules.
Other marine work includes the maintenance and/or repairs to all rail carriers within the Seaspan Ferry fleet. We have recently been awarded the contract to replace the existing Main Switchboard Power Management System on the Princess Superior. This involved McRae to provide design/build services including: engineered drawings detailing the interface between the new Power Management System and the new generators; specify, supply, program, and commission the new Power Management System; and the fabrication/installation of new switchboard generator sections doors/back panels complete with new metering and controls for the new Power Management System. This entire contract is being performed under Lloyds Register approval.
Above: Spirit Class SOBC & SOVI in Active Pass
- Main Hull built in Victoria BC
- Bow Section at Allied Shipyards in North Vancouver BC
- Super Structure built, vessel assembled and commissioned at Vito’s Shipyard in Delta BC between 1991 & late 1993
Above: HMCS Yellowknife
Above: Princess Superior
Above: Seaspan 827 Oil Barge
Above: Spirit Class Assembly
McRae is actively involved in land base installations from tenant improvements to building/site maintenance. Most recently, McRae worked with Fraser River Pile & Dredge, PSI Fluid Power and Eaton/Cutler Hammer to install the new vehicle/ferry ramp at Alert Bay for BC Ferries. McRae was contracted to wire, test, install and assist in commissioning of the ramp system.
In August of 2011, we opened our Vancouver Island division, McRae Electric Island Division Ltd. (M.I.D. Electric). We are strategically based on the Island to provide the same quality of service and experience to the growing needs of this industry.
McRae is constantly upgrading our skill set in the industry. Most recently, by providing formal training to our engineering and field personnel in Deif Products, which includes design, installation, commissioning, maintenance and repairs.”