Ulstein’s announcement of a Thorium-powered ship created massive interest in the market. As shipbuilders and designers, we are looking to take this concept from the drawing board to the deep blue sea. Is this the solution that industry, and society, have been searching for to enable a truly sustainable maritime future?
Addressing the marine industry's need for innovation, Ulstein combines experience with bold thinking to envision a greener tomorrow.
Pioneering a greener tomorrow with structured creativity
Our business culture combines structure, creativity, experience, innovation, bold thinking and precise execution. We are driven by a vision of creating tomorrow's solutions for sustainable marine operations.
Ulstein is known for developing groundbreaking vessels, ship designs and solutions. By innovating and shaping the solutions of tomorrow, we create value for customers, shareholders, employees and society at large.
Sustainable growth is at the core of what we do. Any product will have an impact when being produced, used, and taken out of use. We consider their life cycle environmental impact when designing a ship or developing a product.
Chart your course with us. Together, let's shape the future of sustainable marine operations.
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 most weather conditions.
The X-STERN introduces the documented X-BOW® effect to the aft ship, harnessing the benefits of improved safety for crew and equipment, increased flexibility in operations and reduced fuel consumption.
First fully integrated design
Working in close cooperation with Van Oord, this is the first fully integrated design where Ulstein has been responsible for the development and integration of both the mission equipment and vessel design.
The 'Bravenes' is an innovative vessel in its class, not only because of its unique ability to install rock in three different modes, but also due to the open top rock holds integrated into the vessel hull. This resulted in the vessel being more compact than similar installation vessels with comparable cargo capacities.
Smart monopile installation on DP
The offshore wind industry faces significant installation challenges with the increasing size of monopile foundations. With the patent-pending ULSTEIN U-STERN, we are introducing a safer, smarter and more competitive ship design solution for transporting, upending and installing large monopiles on DP.
The ECOFIVE catch solution explained
Trawling has always presented some challenges. The award-winning ECOFIVE solution from Bluewild is an ambitious venture that maintains high catch quality and is now being realised in a factory trawler developed by Ulstein Design & Solutions. An explanatory animation in this article describes the catch solution.
On 20 October 2022, Ulstein was appointed 'The Industrial Design Company of the Year Award.' The jury stated Ulstein has ‘design as a part of its DNA. The world is facing enormous challenges, and the company is working to solve these challenges by thinking differently, and working across disciplines and industries.'
The factory trawler ECOFIVE will provide a far lower environmental footprint, higher fishing quality and a safer working environment. ECOFIVE was announced as the winner of the Innovation Award at the opening ceremony of Nor-Fishing on 23 August.
There is a shortage of specialised heavy lift vessels needed to install the increasing number of larger, next generation wind turbines. This jeopardises the offshore wind farm realisations. The proven, off-the-shelf heavy lift vessel designs from Ulstein can help to close the foundation installation gap.