An Ulstein SX165 CLV

Cable Lay

Our fuel-efficient cable lay designs cover all cable installation projects, including vessels for power and fibre optic telecom cable, inter-array, export and interconnector cable laying. The fully integrated cable lay configuration is tailored to the owner’s requirements.

Vessel designs for cable lay operations

We are dedicated to providing designs for cost-efficient vessel operations, taking into account the safety and comfort of the crew and the efficiency of operations.

Our vision is to create tomorrow’s solutions for sustainable marine operations, for which we deliver state-of-the-art solutions featuring hybrid power solutions for carbon-neutral and zero-emission operations. Ulstein’s cable laying designs range from large, shallow-water, high cable-capacity workhorses to nimble, time-efficient cable repair vessels.

Ulstein Design & Solutions provides the concept and basic cable laying designs, various design services, engineering, power integration and electrical services, site follow-up and turnkey shipbuilding deliveries.

Cable Lay portfolio


An SX127 Cable Lay Vessel (CLV) design.

Developing a CLV design

When developing a design for a cable layer, essential design criteria are capacities, functionality and efficiency. Efficient cable laying, not compromising the gentle handling of the different cable types, is key.

An ULSTEIN SX165 Cable vessel

Why is the X-BOW particularly well suited for Cable laying vessels?

Why is the X-BOW particularly well suited for Cable laying vessels?

Operability, vessel motions, wear and tear of the cable - the X-BOW hull line design affects all three

Vessel designs for the energy market

Our vessels are designed to operate in the Offshore Energy market (wind, oil and gas), making them a versatile option for companies looking to invest in sustainable energy solutions.

The SX120 design, the Oceanic Vega, met the tropical hurricane 'Igor' on her way across the Atlantic.

Survey and inspections

As a renowned ship designer, we offer innovative survey and inspection vessels. Our designs prioritize efficiency, safety, and advanced technology, ensuring seamless operations. 

You can trust us to enhance your surveying capabilities and your business' success.

The Fortitude is designed for ultra deepwater installation and construction, pipelay and heavy lift support. Photo: Flying Focus.

Construction and installation

We understand the unique challenges of the offshore energy segment. That's why we provide comprehensive support throughout the entire process, from initial design to construction and delivery. 

Our knowledgeable team is always available to offer expert guidance and assistance, ensuring a smooth and successful project.

Acta Auriga offshore wind farm

Operations and maintenance

We have a deep appreciation for the distinctive obstacles faced by the offshore energy sector. This understanding drives us to offer extensive support at every stage, from the initial design phase to construction and delivery. 

Our highly competent team remains readily accessible to provide expert guidance and assistance, guaranteeing a seamless and prosperous project experience.

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Lars Ståle Skoge

Commercial Director
Ulstein Design & Solutions AS
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Lars Ståle Skoge

Commercial Director

Ulstein Design & Solutions AS