Color Line will build the world’s largest hybrid ferry and put it in traffic on the route Sandefjord-Strømstad from 2020.
The ferry is a plug-in hybrid, where the batteries are recharged via a power cable with green electricity from their own shore power plants, or recharged on board of the ship’s generators.
The new ferry is included in the competition for allocation of new sailing times in Sandefjord harbor and construction assumes that Sandefjord Municipality allocates 10 resignation of Color Line.
The ferry with the working title “Color Hybrid” will have almost double capacity as M /S Bohus, which is scheduled to be replaced by the new ship. The ferry will have full battery power into and out of the fjord to Sandefjord.
It will therefore not give emissions of harmful greenhouse gases or nitrogen and sulfur compounds in this area. This emerged in the application that Color Line has sent to Sandefjord Municipality on the allocation of sailing times from 1 January 2020.
Environment is an accelerator for Color Line, whose company including installing shore power in Oslo, Larvik and Kristiansand. With shore in Sandefjord will all Norwegian ports to Color Line have shore power facilities. – Our ambition is to be a leader in European short sea shipping and “Color Hybrid ‘is a new proof of this, says Trond Kleivdal in Color Line.
Color Line is currently the only company in the international passenger and freight traffic to and from Norway by ship registered in a Norwegian ship with Norwegian headquarters. The focus on new ships with new environmental technology happens partly because the company through the Government’s maritime strategy has received virtually identical conditions as their competitors in the Nordic region, says Trond Kleivdal.
World’s plug-in hybrid ferry will be 160 meters long and have a capacity of 2,000 passengers and 430-500 cars. The ship will provide significantly increased capacity on the route between Norway and Sweden, and will represent an expanded and improved service on board for a new and better travel experience.
Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today