Seastreak is eagerly awaiting the return of the Seastreak New York after spending the winter and spring in Louisiana undergoing a comprehensive retrofit to upgrade the vessel with new engines and equipment.  The finishing touches are being made to convert the vessel from four engines to two as well as updating the interior with new custom seating, windows and carpeting.  The two-engine configuration is cleaner burning and better for the environment than the existing engines and the redesign will help greatly with speed and efficiency.

Seastreak is awaiting approval from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJ DEP) to proceed with a similar project to repower two additional vessels, the Seastreak Highlands and the Seastreak New Jersey.  NJ DEP is collaborating with NJ DOT and seeking to use U.S. DOT Congestion Mitigation Air Quality (CMAQ) program funding for this project.  The project has not yet been approved and is currently pending authorization.  However, in anticipation of authorization, Seastreak has released an RFP seeking pricing for marine equipment necessary for the repower (engines, gearboxes, and waterjet thrusters).

Seastreak has engaged M.J. Bradley & Associates, LLC (MJB&A) to assist with the RFP process.  A copy of the RFP is available from MJB&A by emailing Paul Moynihan (pmoynihan@mjbradley.com).  Proposals are due on or before June 5, 2017.


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