Capilano Maritime Design Ltd.
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Capilano Maritime Design Ltd. is a full service naval architecture and marine engineering design firm located in North Vancouver, BC, Canada.
The company offers Naval Architecture, marine Survey, and Marine Engineering Design Services. Capilano Maritime has a strong combination of many years of seagoing and shipbuilding practical experience in the commercial industry, backed up by very strong design and analytical capabilities.
The Company’s focus is on providing engineering services for project involving all manner of workboats including tugs, barges, crewboats, marine construction vessel, dredges and ferries.
Capilano Maritime offers simple, innovative solutions to complex problems in the marine industry.
The Company is committed to Canadian operators, Canadian Shipyards and Vessels which operate in Canadian waters and it is expanding its footprint throughout North America and the Middle East. Capilano Maritime has developed a solid and unique background in the design, procurement and deployment of vessels, barges, docks, floating walkways and pipelines mooring systems servicing the Canadian Oil Sands Recycle Water Operations.
Capilano Maritime has been on the forefront of using hydrogen as a marine fuel since 2009 with our Hybrid Tug design, but not until recently has the technology been suitable in a more commercial setting. This shift in technology has caused CMDL to develop the H2Ocean. The H2Ocean is a catamaran harbour cruise vessel that is to be completely powered by hydrogen fuel cells. A harbour cruise vessel was chosen for this pilot project for two primary reasons: a relatively low power requirement and a high public profile. As the cost of hydrogen fuel cells is currently high, selecting a vessel that does not have demanding speed or manoeuvring requirements improves the economics of the pilot project. Hydrogen fuel allows for a greater range at less weight, and refuelling time is much reduced over a 100% battery system. Lastly, as this is a pilot project, its purpose is to show the world at large that hydrogen can be used in a marine setting.