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 in 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.
McRae Electric has been successful in upgrading and installing over 12 IBS (Integrated Bridge Systems). This includes the design and fabrication of new bridge consoles, reverse engineering existing onboard systems, and onboard installation services. Recently, McRae was selected in providing hydraulic car deck door control systems for 3 vessels for local ferry operator, which included reverse engineering of existing systems, working with Class Societies to design replacement systems, fabrication of new system, and onboard installation services.
Above: Spirit Class SOBC and 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 and late 1993
Above: HMCS Yellowknife
Above: Princess Superior
Above: Seaspan 827 Oil Barge
Above: Spirit Class Assembly