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Bluewild fishing vessel catch reception

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.

A multipurpose offshore vessel seen from starboard low side

Next-generation offshore energy vessels

Ulstein started to develop vessels for the offshore oil & gas industry in the 1970s, and dedicated vessels for the offshore wind industry after 2000. The next-generation offshore energy vessels must be flexible and able to work year-round, and we will see several crossover vessels for these two markets.

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Prolonging the lifetime of the vessel through conversions

There is a large potential in the conversion of an offshore vessel: By redesigning it to another assignment or a whole new market the operational lifetime is prolonged, it is returned to the owner in a shorter time than waiting for a newbuild, and the CO2 emission savings are substantial when upgrading existing tonnage

Matthias G on the Windea Leibniz quayside at Ulstein Verft.

A man of two worlds

Motorbiker. Hard rock musician. Drone pilot. Father and boyfriend. He enjoys good food and loves to be with friends. These are some of the passions nurtured by Matthias Giebichenstein every four weeks. The other four? At sea, offshore, another world. The only joint keyword is food. That’s important, food – and comfort.

Concept designs ULSTEIN THOR and ULSTEIN SIF joint operations

Is Thor’s superpower shipping’s silver bullet?

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?

Power systems on the ULSTEIN CX129

Carbon neutral cruises made possible

The maritime industry has a goal to reduce emissions, with targets of 40% by 2030 and 70% by 2050, settled by IMO. The cruise vessels need to play a role in the future greener shipping. Ulstein now proposes a cruise concept prepared for a stepwise transition towards zero-emission operations.

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The ECOFIVE concept for sustainable fishing

ECOFIVE is a concept for fishing vessels where the goal is to utilise 100 per cent of the catch, minimise quality losses during handling and reduce energy consumption. Bluewild’s next factory trawler will be the first fishing vessel to use ECOFIVE with, a.o., a newly developed method for taking the catch onboard.

After months out of sight in the dock hall at Ulstein Verft, Norway, the 126-passenger expedition cruise vessel ‘National Geographic Resolution’ for Lindblad Expeditions was docked out on 8th June 2021. Photo: Ulstein Group/Per Eide Studio

Three keys to a successful on-time vessel delivery

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?