Update: Deal Signed for Construction of World’s Largest Hybrid Ferry

Norwegian ferry operator Color Line has signed a contract with compatriot shipbuilder Ulstein Verft for the construction of the world’s largest hybrid vessel.

In January this year, the duo inked a letter of intent (LOI) for the construction of the ship.

The shipbuilder plans to cut first steel for the vessel in July 2017.

The 160-meter long ferry will operate on the Sandefjord–Strömstad route from summer 2019. With a capacity of 2,000 passengers and 500 cars, the newbuilding will have almost a double capacity as M/S Bohus, which will be phased out once the new ferry is put into operation.

The ship, with the working title Color Hybrid, is expected to significantly increase capacity on the route between Norway and Sweden, according to Ulstein Verft.

The newbuilding will be a plug-in hybrid in which the batteries are recharged via a power cable with green electricity from shore facilities or recharged on board by the ship’s generators.

The ferry will have full battery power into and out of the fjord to Sandefjord inner harbor, the shipbuilder said.

Color Hybrid will be built according to Norwegian flag requirements and registered in the Norwegian Ordinary Ship Register (NOR).

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SNS2017 – The Southern North Sea Conference & Exhibition

EEEGR’s flagship Southern North Sea conference is the most important event for the energy sector in the East of England. Taking place over two days at the Norfolk Showground Arena in Norwich, SNS2017 will be the largest conference and exhibition EEEGR has ever delivered attracting upwards of 700 delegates from across the industry and supply chain.

Key industry players will gather at this event to discuss and debate issues, network to make new business contacts and re-establish relationships with existing clients.

Why should you attend?

  • Generate fresh leads and meet new contacts in a time and cost-efficient way.
  • Showcase your expertise and share your insights to impress your clients.
  • Meet senior-level delegates looking to learn and seek out new partners.
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SNS2017 – 2 March

Day two of the conference is dedicated to ScottishPower Renewables Supply Chain Event for the East Anglia ONE Wind Farm Project.

ScottishPower Renewables is in the process of finalising its major contracts for the East Anglia One project, and is delighted to announce that these contractors will be attending the ScottishPower Renewables Supply Chain Event at the Norfolk Showground Arena on 2 March 2017.

Occupying the second day of EEEGR’s SNS2017 Conference and Exhibition, the ScottishPower Renewables Supply Chain Event will allow their contractors to engage with businesses and stakeholders in the East of England and further afield as quickly as possible to outline the skills they require and the business opportunities to be created by the project.

Information will be provided on the current status of the project by ScottishPower Renewables Managing Director, Jonathan Cole, and East Anglia One Project Director, Charlie Jordan. There’ll also be information on the scope of works to be carried out, explanations of how to get involved and the opportunity to meet representatives from Seaway Heavy Lifting, Navantia, Lamprell, Harland & Wolff, Roadbridge, Van Oord, Prysmian, VBMS, Nexans, DeepOcean, Peel Ports Great Yarmouth, Siemens and ABPorts.

Up to seven additional suppliers will also be attending, to be confirmed shortly. Opportunities will range from civil and electrical contractors, vessel and ports support, to technicians and logistics.

ScottishPower Renewables is starting construction this year, with the first turbines to be installed by 2019 and the project fully operational during 2020.

Full-access pass holders will be able to take full advantage of the presentations whilst there are also free exhibition-only passes which will give holders the opportunity to network with representatives from these suppliers at their stands. Delegates MUST register prior to the event to be allowed admission. Upgrades of exhibition-only passes may be permissible on payment of the appropriate fee.

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