The future Delta Spirit Lodge

The future Delta Spirit Lodge

Rio Tinto Alcan brings in cruise ship to house workers for Kitimat modernization

A cruise ship, to be dubbed the Delta Spirit Lodge, is on its way to Kitimat to house workers.

Rio Tinto Alcan has announced an agreement to bring in a cruise ship to house workers for the Kitimat Modernization Project.

The final agreement was reached on January 27 with Bridgemans Haisla LP to house workers in the final construction year, the company said.

The ship, the Silja Festival, will be redubbed the Delta Spirit Lodge by RTA, and is a converted Baltic Ferry. The ship is expected to be used for nine months.

The ship left port in Estonia earlier yesterday and is expected in Kitimat by the end of February.

The ship is expected to be stationed at the former Eurocan wharf, and will have a service staff of 110, will have 500 bedrooms, as well as dining and lounge facilities.