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Color Line receives the world’s largest plug-in hybrid vessel

05 Aug 2019

The world’s largest plug-in hybrid vessel Color Hybrid was delivered from shipbuilder Ulstein Verft to Norwegian cruise ferry operator Color Line on Thursday (1 August).

“Strong focus on innovation and delivering quality to our customers has always been very important to us. With broad maritime expertise, our skilled and committed employees have made a great effort to complete the Color Hybrid,” said Gunvor Ulstein CEO of Ulstein Group.

“We would like to express our gratitude to Color Line for a good and constructive collaboration throughout the construction period. We are pleased that the ship is ready for operation and that passengers very soon can experience traveling with Color Hybrid”.

The Color Hybrid is a plug-in hybrid vessel where its five-megawatt batteries will be charged with shore power in Sandefjord. The battery pack weighs 65 tonnes and can be recharged in one hour.

The ship also has a heat reservoir of five megawatts which utilizes heat from both the wake and the exhaust for heating.

This, together with an optimal hull construction, helps to make the vessel energy efficient and environmentally friendly.

Measuring 160 m in length and 27.1 m in the beam, the vessel has a capacity of carrying 2,000 passengers and 500 cars.

“The construction of the world's largest plug-in hybrid vessel is in line with the company's ambitions for further development of sustainable and environmentally friendly solutions for Norwegian shipping,” said Color Line CEO Trond Kleivdal.

Photo credit: Color Line
Published: 5 August, 2019


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