Innovations

Any product will have an impact when being produced, when being in use, and when taken out of use. When designing a ship or developing a product, we keep in mind their life cycle environmental impact.

X-BOW®

The ULSTEIN X-BOW®, the inverted bow concept, redefined marine engineering. The bow concept was launched in 2005, together with the first shipbuilding contract, and gained immediate interest from shipowners. The X-BOW hull line design has been tried in all weather conditions.

X-BOW®

X-STERN®

The X-STERN® introduces the documented X-BOW® effect to the aft ship. The sloping, higher stern allows for a sharp stern shape in which the transom plate is replaced by a pointed aft. Some of the benefits are: Improved safety for crew and equipment, increased flexibility in operations and reduced fuel consumption.

X-STERN®

We challenge an industry with our daring visions

Is a bow really a necessity for large ships? A heightened stern, the TWIN X-STERN™, can operate either way, thus facilitating on-site DP positioning. This idea was nominated for the Innovation of the Year Award at the OSJ Conference 2016.

Added value

Innovative ship designs and sustainable solutions. ULSTEIN contribute in creating a maritime industry that is highly competitive and green.

Added value

Research and development

Research and development (R&D) is the cornerstone of innovation. A systematic and long-term strategic commitment to R&D is crucial for success. It's part of our endeavour to be world leaders in demanding marine operations.

R&D

A culture of innovation

We have a business culture that combines structure and creativity, experience and innovation, bold thinking and precise execution.

Our culture