On 6 February 2024, the inclining test of the ULSTEIN SX197 vessel for Shanghai Electric was conducted.
We create tomorrow’s solutions for sustainable marine operations
Ulstein is a third-generation family-owned company and an internationally renowned provider of ship designs, shipbuilding and system solutions for ships.
We will keep turning visions into reality with our customers and pushing progress in the maritime industry.
Turning visions into reality
- Proud shipbuilder for more than a century
- Vessels built at Ulstein Verft
- Vessel designs by Ulstein
How we make a difference
Ulstein has been able to spot and exploit new opportunities and sustain momentum through changing times in the maritime business for over a century.
Through hard work and creative enthusiasm, we will keep renewing ourselves and applying our expertise to benefit our customers.
Trust through experience
We have lived up to market expectations for over a century through creativity and innovation. In collaboration with clients, yards, suppliers and classification societies we have helped shape the maritime industry.
What do our customers want?
Our customers need a partner who can give them a competitive edge and help reduce risks. Through our systematic approach to innovation, we are a good partner. We will help our customers keep pace with changing standards and performance requirements – not only today’s needs but also future ones.
- Lowest possible lifecycle cost
- Cost-effectiveness related to fuel oil consumption and other resources is as crucial for the environment as it is for our customers. Less downtime for maintenance and further work is also essential. Shipowners must ensure that value creation and cost-effectiveness are optimised throughout the life cycle of their ships.
- Accidents can cause injury among crew members, pollution and damage of property. Safety and the environment are not only ethical issues, but also a case of risk management. To our customers it is important that all parts of the value chain deliver products and services with environmental and safety focus.
- A partner you can trust
- Sticking to the agreed delivery time, quality and price are crucial. Shipowners and other players need equipment and services that ensure delivery precision – and they seek partners they know can deliver the right quality on time for their benefit.
News & featured articles
Offshore wind energy generation is one means to reach international climate goals. Ulstein has developed offshore wind designs since 2006. The designs draw on our broad experience in oil and gas, and range from new turbine installation concepts to foundation installation vessels and service operation vessels.
The two Ulstein-designed CSOV newbuilds under construction for Bernhard Schulte Offshore have reached important milestones. The steel cutting and keel laying ceremonies for yno 321 and 320, respectively, were arranged at the Crist hull yard, Poland, on 30 January 2024.
In November 2023, former CEO Gunvor Ulstein returned to Ulstein Group as acting CEO. In an Ulstein Group Board meeting on 25 January 2024, she was appointed CEO of Ulstein Group.
On 19 January 2024, on the day four months after signing the shipbuilding contract, Nexans Marine Operations AS and Ulstein Verft could celebrate the start of the construction of Nexans’ next cable laying vessel. Attending the steel cutting ceremony at the Crist hull yard were representatives from Nexans, Ulstein Verft, DNV and Crist.
At the end of 2023, Ulstein Verft finished the conversion of the Fugro Resilience on time. Originally a platform supply vessel (PSV) of the ULSTEIN PX121 design, it has now been repurposed as a vessel for geotechnical operations.
Friday, 12 January 2024: The hull of yard number 318, the first of two newbuild Construction Service Operation Vessels (CSOVs) for Olympic, has arrived at the outfitting yard Ulstein Verft AS in Norway. The hull will be positioned in the dock hall, after which the outfitting work starts.
Ulstein Verft will construct two CSOVs based on the ULSTEIN SX222 design. The contracts have been entered into on behalf of institutional investors advised by J.P. Morgan Asset Management and include two additional options.
The subsea vessel Island Constructor, build 279 from Ulstein Verft, will return to the yard in January 2024 for a service assignment.