Ulstein on-site support is offered to clients all over the world. For the past decade and more, a majority of the Ulstein ship design and equipment packages have been sold for newbuilds in China. Since 2004, Ulstein’s activity in China has increased substantially.
Managing director Vidar Eikrem has been in China for Ulstein from the start. “We have substantial activity at the sales office in Shanghai and at our factory in Ningbo, and follow-up teams at various yards. We focus on new sales, project follow-up and equipment production of switchboards and cabinets,“ says Eikrem.
INVEST IN PROJECT TEAMS
“Our customers must be confident that they get a good design and a proper integrated equipment package. The on-site support and the local follow-up are essential for our end deliveries and our reputation in China. That’s why we invest so much in setting up experienced project teams to do the follow-up,“ continues Eikrem.
COOPERATION NORWAY AND CHINA
“Our job is to build up the relationships with customers locally. To succeed in China, we must do a good job at the local shipyard,” says sales and marketing director Kirk Du. He continues: “We have good cooperation with the naval architects and sales resources in Ulsteinvik, Norway. We have great products and innovations from Norway and can support and promote these locally."
FEEDBACK FROM SWS
Two PX121 designed PSVs have been under construction at SWS Offshore, Shanghai, for shipowner Pacific Radiance Group. In addition to PSV duties, the vessels are prepared with increased accommodation and provisions for crane and ROV installation for possible assignments in the IMR market. The vessels are built in compliance with Clean Design and Comfort Class. They are satisfying IMO’s SPS Code (Special Purpose Ships) for carrying up to 60 specialised personnel, and carries OILREC class notation for oil recovery in emergency situations.
"I would like to say thank you to Ulstein Site Team for the long-term support and cooperation. After more than 2 years hard work on PSV projects, we have finished Pre-Commissioning, commissioning and sea trial test successfully, I would like to express my great gratitude to you all whom were fighting at the first-lines."
Mr. Li Zhizhong, Assistant President of SWS Offshore
James Xin and Charley Yan are making the distance between China and Norway shorter by following up shipbuilding projects based on Ulstein designs in China.