Hybrid Ferries Project

The £12.3 million contract to build the third Hybrid Ferry, to be known as MV CATRIONA, was awarded to Ferguson Marine Engineering Ltd in September 2014. The new vessel was launched on 11th December 2015 and enter service in autumn 2016. It will use a low carbon hybrid system, that combines traditional diesel power with electric battery power.

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Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd own the ferries, ports and harbours and infrastructure necessary for vital ferry services serving the West coast of Scotland and the Clyde Estuary. We aim to provide efficient, cost-effective and safe ferries, harbours and port infrastructure for operators, communities and users in and around Scotland.

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CMAL owns 32 ferries and leases one further ferry.  The vessels are leased to the current operator, CalMac Ferries Ltd, on routes to the islands and peninsulas of the west of Scotland, except for the MV CANNA, which is operated by Rathlin Island Ferries Ltd …


CMAL owns and leases piers, harbours and properties around Scotland as well as owning the ferries operated by Calmac Ferries in the Firth of Clyde and around the Hebrides …