Ulstein Launches World’s Largest Battery-Hybrid Ship

Color HybridImage Courtesy: Ulstein

Norwegian shipbuilder Ulstein has launched the world’s largest plug-in hybrid ship at its Ulstein Verft.

Color Hybrid, being built for cruise and ferry company Color Line, was launched on April 14, 2019, and will undergo further outfitting before its delivery this summer.

The ship’s assembly started in April 2018 in Gdynia, Poland. After seven months of construction, the hull was towed to Ulsteinvik, Norway, for detail work.

The 160-meter roll-on/roll-off passenger (RoPax) vessel will be put to service between Sandefjord, Norway, and Strömstad, Sweden. It will be capable of carrying 2,000 passengers and 500 cars.

Color Hybrid will almost double the capacity of M/S Bohus, which is scheduled to be phased out when the new ferry launches into operation.

Being a plug-in hybrid, Color Hybrid will be able to switch to batteries on parts of its journey. Ulstein says that the vessel would have very low noise levels in this mode and no local harmful emissions. The batteries will be recharged via shore connection in Sandefjord.

Share this article

Follow World Maritime News

In Depth>

Events>

<< Sep 2019 >>
MTWTFSS
26 27 28 29 30 31 1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 1 2 3 4 5 6

The 5th CWC China LNG & Gas International Summit

Gain Access to Global LNG & Gas Decision Makers in China

Take a peek inside our 2019 Introductory Brochure and stay on top of this rapidly developing market.

See who is already working with us this year as Speakers, Sponsors and Partners – download your Preview Brochure today and meet them in Beijing on 15-16 October 2019.

As the world’s second largest LNG importer, China will remain the biggest contributor to global LNG demand growth in the foreseeable future. Network with global LNG & gas decision makers, buyers, NOCs and Government Officials at the industry’s leading international event in China.

More info

read more >

Global Sustainable Shipping Forum 2019

The event will provide valuable insights from conference sessions, great networking opportunities and will offer…

read more >

OEE Conference & Exhibition 2019

OEE2019 is organised by Ocean Energy Europe, the industry association representing ocean energy in Europe.

read more >

Defence Safety Conference 2019

The Defence Safety Conference returns to London this October as the only event solely dedicated to enhancing safety across all aspects of defence.

read more >