In February 2017, Color Line has signed a contract with Ulstein Shipyard to build the world’s largest plug-in hybrid ship. This hybrid ship will run between Sandefjord and Strømstad and will be ready in time for peak season 2019. The ship will have full battery operation in and out of the fjord to Sandefjord inner harbour. This means that the ship will have no emissions of damaging greenhouse gases into the air and noise will be considerably reduced. 100 meters from the ship, the noise is as loud as a normal conversation between two people.
- February 2017: Color Line signed a contract with Ulstein Shipyard to build the world’s largest plug-in hybrid ship.
- January 2018: Keel laid at Christ Shipyard in Poland
- Autumn 2018: Towed to Ulsteinvik
- 2019: Ship enters service
Facts about the hybrid ship:
Built at Ulstein Shipyard
Length 160 m, beam 27.1 m, draught 6.0 m
About 5 MWh (megawatt hours) giving up to 60 minutes manoeuvring and sailing at speeds of 0-12 knots. Good WHR (waste heat recovery) using a hot reservoir system. Extremely low noise emissions during both battery operation and when moored at night.