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From fjord to fjord in the world's largest plug-in hybrid ship

Colour Line's ferry Colour Hybrid offers four sailings between Sandefjord, Norway, and Strömstad, Sweden every day, transporting up to 2,000 people and 500 vehicles per crossing.

Each time it docks, 11,000 volts of shore power rush through a massive plug into four battery banks, enabling the ferry to glide through the fjords for 20 minutes, completely silent and emission-free, before switching to the main engines on the open ocean.

Onboard passengers are encouraged to dine at the Koster Buffet, at Utsikten Bar & Lounge or at Spiseriet Café. Meiko’s waste management and dishwashing solutions ensure operational efficiency and pleasant experiences.

The kitchen of the Color Hybird was designed to prioritise both hygiene and sustainability. To help achieve this aim, Meiko supplied a large dishwasher that is able to run non-stop loads with full racks of dishes.

All wet food waste is directed into a large tank in the hull. The system from Meiko Green Waste Solutions is completely sealed, odourless and does not need to be cooled. Once a week, the biomass is removed from the ship and used to produce fuel.

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Exhibitor: MEIKO Maschinenbau GmbH & Co. KG

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