Another “first of it’s kind” newbuilt vessel is presently doing sea trial in the fjords around Aalesund. The RoPax Color Hybrid, built by Ulstein, is getting ready to enter service on the Sandefjord - Stromstad route on 26. July:
She was named Skipsrevyen’s “Ship of the Year 2019” at this years Nor-Shipping:
This one is also able to operate on batteries for up to one hour at 12 kts. This will be used while entering and leaving ports. She will have her batteries charged from hydro electric sources at Sandefjord, or by excess power drawn from the shaft generators while sailing .