Schottel Canada partners with two Canadian companies to enhance service
By Jack Burke24 August 2021
Seaspan Vancouver Drydock, McRae Electric part of cooperative agreement
Schottel Inc. (USA) and Schottel Canada Inc. have entered into a cooperative agreement with two Canadian West Coast marine industry leaders to support the increasing local fleet of Schottel-propelled vessels.
In the agreement, Seaspan Vancouver Drydock, based in North Vancouver, will act as a service and support center while McRae Electric, based in Burnaby, will be the electric and controls service provider.
Since the establishment of Schottel Canada in 2016, the number of vessels equipped with Schottel propulsion systems in the Pacific Northwest area have increased enormously, the company said. Among the vessel types are ferries, tugboats, fishing vessels, Coast Guard or Navy vessels. In order to provide the customers with local and even faster and professional support, Schottel will cooperate with the two well-established companies in the future.
‘’Partnering with these two leading companies represents to me our commitment to the Canadian market and how important the after-sales support is to our customers,” said Sylvain Robitaille, Regional Manager, Schottel Canada Inc. “From shipyards and mechanical services with Vancouver Drydock, to electrical, automation and controls troubleshooting with McRae Electric, we cover it all.’’
Through Schottel’s service center, customers will obtain the services they require from any or a combination of these two companies. Customers will benefit from their high level of expertise and short service response times.