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Best Industrial Design Company 2019

2019: Awarded 'Best Industrial Design Company'

Ulstein has been appointed 'Best Industrial Design Company 2019'. Jury statement: A venturous company with solid experience that holds a strong IPR strategy. They are flexible, having moved from oil to offshore wind and sustainable solutions. Their characteristic design is the ocean's answer to the iconic Coca-Cola bottle.

Color Hybrid Dressed Up For Naming In Sandefjord Glenn Walmann Color Line

Naming of the Color Hybrid

The 'Color Hybrid' was named on 23 August in Sandefjord. The lady sponsor, the prime minister of Norway, Erna Solberg, made an appearance on the screen for a virtual naming of the vessel, with minister Jan Tore Sanner ensuring the champagne bottle was smashed at the ship's side.

Color Hybrid front view.

Color Hybrid delivered from Ulstein Verft

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.

The evening sun settling over the 'Color Hybrid' during her launch from the dock hall at Ulstein Verft. (Photo: Oclin / Hallstein Mala)

Color Hybrid launch

The plug-in hybrid vessel, 'Color Hybrid', was launched from the dock hall at Ulstein Verft on 14 April 2019 and positioned quayside. The vessel is now undergoing completion work prior to her delivery.

Ceo Ulstein Gunvor Ulstein Ceo Trond Kleivdal Color Line Photo Nanseth Media

Kick-off for the 'Color Hybrid' project

On Thursday, 15 November, Color Line and Ulstein Verft marked the construction start-up on the world's largest plug-in hybrid ship, the 'Color Hybrid'. The hull is placed in the dock hall, and several hundred yard workers are now busy with the ship’s completion before hand-over next summer.

Keel laying and great cooperation between Crist, Color Line and Ulstein Group.

'Color Hybrid' plug-in hybrid ship begins to take form

The construction of the 'Color Hybrid' reached an important milestone 16 April which marked the assembly start of the 14 large blocks at Crist in Gdynia, Poland. The environmental friendly ship will be the world’s largest battery-hybrid ship when entering into service between Sandefjord and Strømstad in June next year.