Signing of the SunStone Expedition Cruise Ship contract, from left commercial director Lars Ståle Skoge and CMHI Deputy General Manager Mr. Zhu Guiming.

Breakthrough for ULSTEIN within cruise: 1 + 9

Ulstein Design & Solutions AS has been awarded a very important contract by China Merchants Group (CMG), China, who will be constructing an expedition cruise vessel for owner SunStone Ships. The contract includes the design and equipment package for one and options for additional nine vessels.

  • The Sunstone expedition cruise vessel, designer's illustration.
  • Ulstein and yard representatives celebrating the expedition cruise ship contract.
  • Commercial director Lars Ståle Skoge and Naval Architect Torill Muren, Ulstein Design Solutions AS.

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"We have been working systematically to establish a position within this segment through innovation centered around customer needs and are very pleased to announce this breakthrough within the expedition cruise. We believe that our 100 years of shipbuilding experience as well as innovative solutions and designs will benefit our customers on this project," says Tore Ulstein, Chair of the Board in Ulstein Group.
 

The ULSTEIN CX103 expedition cruise ship is 104.3 metres long and 18.4 metres wide. The ship will accommodate 255 persons including passengers and staff. The hull will be built according to polar class PC6 and complies with the notation Safe Return to Port and Virtual Anchorage. The ship will be built at the China Merchants Heavy Industry yard for SunStone and is planned for delivery in 2019.

"This is a strategically very important contract for us and we are very pleased that we were chosen for this project. The team effort and cooperation between the ship owner, interior designer, yard, broker, sub suppliers and our employees has been very good. We look forward to making this project become a reality", says managing director of Ulstein Design & Solutions AS, Eva Kristensen.

Ulstein Power & Control AS has been awarded the contract on system deliveries which include the bridge system ULSTEIN BRIDGE, the communication and entertainment system ULSTEIN COM, the integrated automation system ULSTEIN IAS and the power system ULSTEIN POWER. The equipment delivery will be in Q1 2018.

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