The M/S Color Hybrid will operate in Norway and will have Norwegian crew.
The world’s largest battery-hybrid ship is on a final stage of completion.
Its measures are 160 meters in length, and a capacity of 2,000 passengers and about 500 cars.
The hull of the world’s largest battery-hybrid ship, Color Hybrid (owner — Color Line) has arrived at Ulstein Verft in Norway for final completion.
A power cable with green electricity from shore facilities or recharged on board by the ship’s generators are used in order for ship functioning.
The ship’s building up was launched in April this year at Crist in Gdynia, Poland. After seven months of construction, the hull was towed to Ulsteinvik, Norway.
The vessel is planed for delivery to Color Line in the 2nd quarter of 2019, when it will start its service between Sandefjord and Strömstad, boosting the line between Norway and Sweden.
Color Hybrid will almost double the capacity of M/S Bohus, which is scheduled to be excluded when the new Color Hybrid will operate in full production in summer 2019.
All of Norwegian ports, including Oslo, Kristiansand, Larvik and Sandefjord have already equipped with shore power facilities in connection with the nessasity to charge the batteries of Color Hybrid.