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Pushing growth in offshore wind

Enhancing the offshore wind sector with 
11 Ulstein designed vessels under construction. 

Published
19 September 2023
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11 Ulstein designed offshore wind vessels under construction

Ulstein has extensive experience building vessels at its own yard, Ulstein Verft, and through collaboration with third-party shipbuilders. 11 offshore wind vessels are currently under construction on three continents to secure further offshore wind growth.

Since 2000, Ulstein Design & Solutions has developed 55 vessel designs built at Ulstein Verft, in Norway, and 110 additional vessels designs have been built worldwide. 

Building a fleet of vessels to secure market growth in offshore wind  

Currently, there are 10 C/SOVs of Ulstein's designs under construction. Additionally, the U.S. based Philly Shipyard is building a Jones Act subsea rock installation vessel (SRIV) developed by Ulstein in collaboration with Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation (GLDD).

Four of the CSOVs are being built in Türkiye based on the ULSTEIN SX216 design. These units will be built based on a dual-fuel methanol power plant. Ulstein Verft is building another four CSOVs, these are based on the ULSTEIN SX222 design, of which two have been ordered by Olympic Shipping and two by BS Offshore. The Olympic vessel will include energy storage systems and DC solutions by Ulstein Power & Control. The China based shipyard, ZPMC, is building two SOVs for Shanghai Electric. These are based on the ULSTEIN SX195 and ULSTEIN SX197 designs, respectively. 

Securing project deliveries

Ulstein Verft has an outstanding history of on-time deliveries. The experiences gained from building vessels in Ulsteinvik are used to support and secure competitive projects elsewhere.  

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How we can be of assistance

 From the development of the business case to the commissioning and lifecycle support of the vessel, Ulstein can be a reliable partner.

We can help you with: 

Developing the right vessel for your operations
Realizing a successful newbuilding program
Keeping your ship in shape
Optimising vessel operations
Moving towards Zero emissions

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Geir Heltne

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Edwin van Leeuwen

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Managing Director
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Ulstein Design & Solutions B.V.
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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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Geir Heltne

Sales Manager

Affiliation
Ulstein Design & Solutions AS
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Edwin van Leeuwen

Managing Director

Affiliation
Ulstein Design & Solutions B.V.
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Kolbjørn Moldskred

Sales Manager Newbuild

Affiliation
Ulstein Verft AS