WINDEA JULES VERNE - in spectacular sea trial surroundings.

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
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Vessels built at Ulstein Verft
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Vessel designs by Ulstein
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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.

National Geographic Endurance in ice, photo courtesy Lindblad Expeditions.

We design and build state-of-the-art ships

From idea to delivery - we are turning visions into reality. We build vessels at our yard in Norway and offer site support at external yards.

Two aftermarket assignments at Ulstein Verft including Windea Leibniz photo Bernhard Schulte Offshore

We repair, convert and upgrade ships

Vessels need to keep up with regulatory requirements and stay competitive. We offer aftermarket and upgrade services to keep ships in shape.

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We make vessels more effective

As a system integrator we provide power and automation solutions to make vessel operations greener and more cost effective.

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.
Safety
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

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Delivery ceremony of the deepwater derrick lay vessel JSD6000

The delivery of the JSD6000 deepwater derrick lay vessel on May 28, 2024, marks a significant milestone in maritime engineering. Developed by Ulstein Design & Solutions B.V., the vessel’s design is a customized iteration of the SOC 5000 heavy lift vessel tailored to meet SAIPEM’s operational needs. 

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Thorium-powered: ULSTEIN THOR zero-emission ship concept sparks major interest

Since unveiling the Thorium-powered ULSTEIN THOR design in April 2022, we have been swept by a wave of interest in the concept vessel and its unparalleled potential and capabilities. Set in a polar cruise context, ULSTEIN THOR alone could generate over 50 GWh of energy in a single 150-day cruise campaign. The result would be a significant environmental impact in Antarctica, with over 32,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions prevented.

CLV Nexans Aurora arrival Ulstein Verft, photo fotograf Hagen.

TURNING VISIONS INTO REALITY

We are a long-term partner working to ensure future competitiveness and sustainable growth.