On 1 August 2019, the world’s largest plug-in hybrid vessel, Color Hybrid, was delivered from Ulstein Verft to Color Line. The ship sets a global standard for environmentally friendly ships. With its innovative and eco-friendly solutions this has been an important milestone project to the maritime cluster.
“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,“ says Gunvor Ulstein, CEO of Ulstein Group and continues:
"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 travelling on the Color Hybrid”.
Over 70% of the suppliers are from the maritime cluster in Norway and they represent the very best of the maritime industry.
“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,“ says Color Line's CEO Trond Kleivdal.
Green, smart and innovative
Color Hybrid introduces new solutions to reduce noise and emissions. The vessel is a plug-in hybrid, where the five-megawatt hour batteries are charged via a power cable with environmentally friendly power from shore power plants on the quay in Sandefjord. The vessel will go silently in and out of the fjord of Sandefjord without emissions of harmful environmental gases, or nitrogen and sulphur compounds to air in the area.
The battery pack weighs 65 tons and can be charged in one hour. The ship also has a large heating reservoir of 5 megawatt-hour capacity which utilizes waste heat from both the engine cooling water cycle and exhaust gases for heating purposes onboard. 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.
For further information: https://ulstein.com/color-hybrid
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