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 CEO Trond Kleivdal.

As informed, Color Hybrid introduces new solutions to reduce noise and emissions. The vessel is a plug-in hybrid, where the five-megawatt batteries can be charged with shore power in Sandefjord.

The vessel will go silently in and out of the fjord of Sandefjord without emissions of harmful environmental gases, or nitrogen and sulfur compounds to air in the area.

The battery pack weighs 65 tons and can be recharged in one hour.

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.

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,

...says Gunvor Ulstein, CEO of Ulstein Group.

In June, the ship won ‘Ship of the Year 2019' award from HRH Crown Prince Haakon of Norway, during the Nor-Shipping exhibition.

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