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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Management changes in Ulstein Group

Ulstein Group CEO, Cathrine Kristiseter Marti, has decided to take on a new opportunity outside the Group and will resign from her position. Ulstein Group's former CEO, Gunvor Ulstein, will be constituted CEO from 29 November 2023.


Ulstein Marine Equipment - Committed to quality and maritime advancement

Established in 2007 and located in Ningbo's Nordic Industry Park, Ulstein Marine Equipment is a key part of Ulstein Group. We specialise in producing high-quality switchboards, bridge and automation systems, cabinets, and the ULSTEIN COM communication system. Our focus is on reliability and setting new standards in maritime technology. 

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First feedback from the SW Tasman

Since July 2023, Shearwater GeoServices' newly converted dual ROV seismic vessel, the 'SW Tasman' has been in operational service, successfully working in a variety of weather conditions. Node tasks, previously conducted by two vessels, have, with the SW Tasman, been completed by one ship only. More space, easier access, and the work area solutions add to the crew's praise of the converted vessel.

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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.

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Completing the ECOFIVE Trawler

In mid-October 2023, the tow of Bluewild's new trawler arrived at the Westcon Ølen shipyard, Norway, for the final construction phase. The fishing vessel has been developed by Ulstein Design & Solutions AS in collaboration with the shipowner and will establish a new, green standard within trawl fishing.

CLV Nexans Aurora arrival Ulstein Verft, photo fotograf Hagen.


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