Color Line and Ulstein Verft have marked the construction start-up on the world’s largest plug-in hybrid ship, the Color Hybrid
Color Line and Ulstein Verft have marked the construction start-up on the world’s largest plug-in hybrid ship, Color Hybrid.
According to a statement, the hull has been placed in the dock hall, and several hundred yard workers are now busy with the ship’s completion before hand-over next year.
“The determination and the ability to adjust course has been one of the key drivers in the development of the company. In about half a year, this magnificent hull will be a flagship for the natural environment and for innovation for the Norwegian maritime industry”, said Color Line chief executive Trond Kleivdal at the kick-off at Ulstein Verft.
“When Color Line chose Ulstein Verft for the construction of Color Hybrid, the ripple effect for subcontractors and co-operative partners, both regionally and nationally, is very high. At Ulstein Verft alone, approximately 400-500 people will be involved in this project. Every workplace in the shipbuilding industry generates more than five workplaces in the private and public sectors. This creates the firm base for a viable region and provides significant tax revenues for the Norwegian state and municipalities,” stated chief executive of Ulstein Group, Gunvor Ulstein.
Color Hybrid will service Sandefjord-Strömstad from mid-2019. At the opening ceremony of the Nor-Shipping exhibition in 2017, the ship was appointed the winner of the Next Generation Ship Award. With a focus on innovation, the award honours the most promising design on ships that will be launched in the coming decade. According to the jury, the vessel demonstrates the innovation and ambition that are pushing the maritime industry forward to a greener, more profitable and more sustainable future.
Color Hybrid is a plug-in hybrid vessel. This means the ship will switch to batteries when it reaches the fjord outside Sandefjord. The ship will be powered by battery through the fjord, without noise or harmful emissions. When moored in Sandefjord, the vessel will be charged by a shore connection.
Color Hybrid is being built by Ulstein Verft and designed by Fosen Yard. It accommodates 2,000 passengers and 500 cars.
Teknotherm: Ventilation (HVAC), fridge/freezer
Mare Safety/Viking: Life rafts
Glamox: Lighting fixture
Brunvoll: Propellers, gears
Rolls-Royce (Bergen): Main engines
Baggerød: Interior doors
Alfa Laval: Fuel oil separators, lub oil separators, el heating
Checkmark: Cash registers
Anda Olsen: UPS
R og M: Accommodation and galley
Norac: Wet units
Elpro: Decorative lighting
Clean Marine Switchboards: Switchboards
Libra: External doors
Jets: Vacuum toilets
Ulstein Power & Control: ULSTEIN COM communication system