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
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.

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.
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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Dedication to offshore wind

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.

Gunvor Ulstein photo Marius Beck Dahle
Press Release

Gunvor Ulstein appointed CEO in Ulstein Group

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.

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Press Release

Successful first steel cutting for Nexans’ next CLV

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.

CLV Nexans Aurora arrival Ulstein Verft, photo fotograf Hagen.


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