During the recent Nor-Shipping 2017 exhibition, Color Hybrid – Color Line’s new plug-in ferry design, won the “Next Generation Ship Award”. SIS congratulates Color Line with this achievement.
Due for delivery in two years’ time, the 120m-long Color Hybrid has been designed by Norway’s Fosen Yard and is now under construction at Ulstein Verft. It will be the world’s largest plug-in hybrid with batteries that can be recharged via power cable with green electricity from shore, or by generators on board. The 5-MWh battery package will provide sufficient power for up to 60 minutes of manoeuvring and sailing speeds of up to 12 knots. The ferry will be deployed on the service between Sandefjord and Strømstad and will operate solely on batteries while sailing in and out of the fjord to Sandefjord. The vessel will not emit any carbon dioxide, nitrogen or sulphur compounds during this time and will generate very little noise during battery operation and whilst berthed in port at night.
According to the jury, this year’s winner demonstrates the innovation and ambition that are pushing the maritime industry forward to a greener, more profitable and more sustainable future.
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