Color Line improves the energy efficiency of its vessels with Elogrid


Color Line has ordered the Elogrid solution from Elomatic for two of its passenger car ferries to improve their energy efficiency. The Elogrid grid design for thruster openings reduces the additional resistance of vessels. This reduces fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions. Elogrid also enhances the performance of thruster tunnels, which leads to better maneuverability.

Norwegian shipping company Color Line has ordered the Elogrid solution developed by Elomatic for its M/S Superspeed 1 and M/S Superspeed 2 passenger car ferries. Elogrid will be installed in early 2023 during periodical dry docking at the entrance of the bow and aft tunnel thrusters to reduce the vessels’ additional resistance.

The solution also increases the side thrust of the tunnel propellers and thus facilitates the vessels’ maneuverability in ports. This is especially beneficial when maneuvering in windy conditions and improves the ferries’ safety. 

In addition, Elogrid enhances travel comfort as the vibration and noise caused by the side thrusters is reduced. 

– The Elogrid solution will enable us to further raise the efficiency of these vessels while simultaneously lowering their carbon footprint, thereby supporting our drive to continuously improve our product offering,” says Robin Tomren, Vice President for Sustainable Port and Tonnage Development at Color Line.

– We are extremely happy that Color Line is taking the Elogrid high performance solution into use. Our customers have very good operational experiences with it, says Rami Hirsimäki, Senior Vice President, Marine and Offshore Energy at Elomatic.

Further information:

Rami Hirsimäki, Senior Vice President, Marine and Offshore Energy
Elomatic Oy
Phone: +358 40 751 5945

Erik Brynhildsbakken, EVP, Communication and Affairs
Color Line AS
Phone: +47 4175 1271

Elomatic Oy is a Finnish consulting and engineering company with more than 50 years’ experience in the marine and offshore industry. In addition, the company provides demanding expert services to the process, machinery and pharmaceutical industries, among others. Elomatic focuses on continuous improvement, hybrid solutions, alternative fuels, and energy saving solutions. The privately owned company employs more than 1,100 professionals around the world.

Color Line is the biggest shipping company in Norway and one of the biggest in Europe who offer European short sea shipping. The Color Line shipping company operates seven ships on four international routes between Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Germany, with cruising on the Oslo-Kiel route, transport on the routes from Larvik and Kristiansand to Hirtshals and transport and shopping on the Sandefjord-Strømstad route. In addition to passenger and goods transport, Color Line operates conferences and exhibitions, hotel operation, restaurants, shops, entertainment and tour production.