NB 311 Color Hybrid, will enter service in the summer of 2019 and replace, on the Sandefjord-Strömstad route (Norway-Sweden), a half smaller Bohus unit, which can carry up to 1165 passengers and 240 passenger vehicles.
The ferry, 160 meters long and over 27 meters wide, will carry 2,000 passengers and 500 passenger vehicles on board. Travel time on the expected route will be approximately 2 hours 20 minutes. This will be possible due to the parameters and equipment of the ferry, ensuring high maneuverability and an efficient drive system. The ship is to be equipped with a hybrid main propulsion system.
The process of recharging the batteries to which the unit will be equipped will take place each time during a stay in the port by means of a power cable from special Color Line offshore facilities or on the vessel itself.
Basic data of the unit:
Unit length: 160 m
Unit width: 27.10 m
Maximum capacity: 2000 passengers and 500 vehicles