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ULSTEIN FX101 ECOFIVE trawler Bluewild Westcon Ulstein Design and Solutions
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'Ship of the Year 2023' to ECOFIVE trawler

On 6 June 2023, Bluewild, Ulstein Design & Solutions AS and Westcon were awarded 'Ship of the Year 2023' for the factory trawler ECOFIVE. The jury states that the ship solution offers ground-breaking technology with several innovations for a greener fishing fleet.

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2022: Industrial Design Company of the Year

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.'

Best Industrial Design Company 2019

2019: Awarded 'Best Industrial Design Company'

Ulstein has been appointed 'Best Industrial Design Company 2019'. Jury statement: A venturous company with solid experience that holds a strong IPR strategy. They are flexible, having moved from oil to offshore wind and sustainable solutions. Their characteristic design is the ocean's answer to the iconic Coca-Cola bottle.

Island Performer in the fjord of Geiranger

2017: X-BOW among top 3 of most important Norwegian innovations

When the newspaper Aftenposten asked the Norwegian people to name the most important Norwegian innovations through time, they voted the cheese slicer as #3, the X-BOW hull line design as #2, and the Tripp Trapp high chair as #1. While numbers 1 and 3 are household items, the X-BOW is a pure industrial design.

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2014: Siem Moxie - OSJ Offshore Renewables Award

The ship was the winner of the OSJ Offshore Renewables Award 2014. This Prize is awarded to a company, project or product that has made a significant contribution to the development of the offshore renewables market.

OCV vessel Seven Viking, photo Per Eide Studio
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2013: Seven Viking - Ship of the Year

The Inspection, Maintenance and Repair (IMR) vessel ‘Seven Viking’, designed and built by ULSTEIN, was announced ‘Ship of the Year 2013’ by the maritime magazine ‘Skipsrevyen’ at Nor-Shipping.

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2011: Ulstein Hybrid Propulsion

The hybrid solution in ‘Olympic Hera’ and ‘Olympic Zeus’ was nominated for the Green Ship Technology Award 2011. The solution has proven to reduce fuel by up to 30 % in certain conditions.