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TransLink picks offshore firm to build next SeaBus
A new SeaBus will be built offshore rather than in North Vancouver after TransLink chose the lowest of two final bidders for the vessel replacement contract.
Damen Shipyards Group of the Netherlands beat out North Vancouver's Allied Shipbuilders for the $25-million project.
TransLink spokesman Derek Zabel said up to $2 million will be saved by the decision to pick the low bid.
"We need to be wise stewards of scarce taxpayer dollars, so cost was one of the main factors," he said.
Zabel said some components of the new boat would have been built in the U.S. if the North Vancouver shipyard had been chosen. A thir...
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