The two Ulstein-designed CSOV newbuilds under construction for Bernhard Schulte Offshore have reached important milestones. The steel cutting and keel laying ceremonies for yno 321 and 320, respectively, were arranged at the Crist hull yard, Poland, on 30 January 2024.
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Friday, 12 January 2024: The hull of yard number 318, the first of two newbuild Construction Service Operation Vessels (CSOVs) for Olympic, has arrived at the outfitting yard Ulstein Verft AS in Norway. The hull will be positioned in the dock hall, after which the outfitting work starts.
Ulstein Verft will construct two CSOVs based on the ULSTEIN SX222 design. The contracts have been entered into on behalf of institutional investors advised by J.P. Morgan Asset Management and include two additional options.
On 20 July 2023, U.S. President Joe Biden attended the steel-cutting ceremony of the subsea rock installation (SRI) vessel 'Acadia', under construction at Philly Shipyard. Designed by Ulstein Design & Solutions B.V., this will be the first of its kind U.S.-built vessel.
Olympic contracts two firm Construction Service Operation Vessels (CSOVs) and two options at Ulstein Verft. The vessels have hybrid battery propulsion and are prepared for methanol fuel to enable zero emissions. They are based on the ULSTEIN SX222 design with TWIN X-STERN from Ulstein Design & Solutions AS.
On-time delivery is often underestimated when evaluating vessel newbuilding projects. Delayed deliveries can represent an additional cost that can be as high as the original, newbuilt price of the vessel. The Norway-based shipyard, Ulstein Verft, is reputed for its precise deliveries. What do they do to achieve this?
The final milestone of the Aurora construction adventure was reached today, on 31 May 2021, when the DP3 Cable Lay Vessel ‘Nexans Aurora’, the state-of-the-art flagship of the Nexans fleet, was delivered from Ulstein Verft.
Snow-covered mountain tops, green hillsides and a bright sun on a blue sky make a perfect frame for the lady in red, the CLV vessel ‘Nexans Aurora’, on her sea trial. A sunny mood also characterizes the atmosphere on board the vessel.
In any other year, the shipyard Ulstein Verft is happy to welcome student groups, but Covid-19 set an abrupt halt to group visits. However, the program manager of the Ship Design study at NTNU Ålesund recently came up with a solution.
The construction project of the cable lay vessel 'Nexans Aurora' has recently reached a new milestone, as the installation of the MAATS Tech equipment package including the carousel, loading arms, access tower and control cabin have now been completed.
“Quality at all levels”, says Per Jarle Ytrebø at Ulstein Elektro Installasjon when explaining why they are well positioned with the setup of the IAS system (Integrated Automation System) on the cable lay vessel Nexans Aurora, currently under construction at Ulstein Verft.