The 'National Geographic Resolution' polar vessel under roof
On 11.11.2020, Lindblad Expeditions' next polar expedition cruise vessel, the 'National Geographic Resolution', was towed in to the dock hall at Ulstein Verft.
Nexans Aurora on the water
On 8 November 2020, Nexans’ next-generation Cable Laying Vessel, the ‘Nexans Aurora’ was launched at Ulstein Verft. The 149.9 m long and 31 m wide vessel will be working in the offshore renewables market, installing subsea cables including cables connecting offshore wind farms to the grid and interconnector systems.
JSD 6000 progress: two half-hull sections assembled
The Ulstein designed JSD 6000 vessel at the ZPMC yard, China, had its complete hull assembled on 21 October 2020. The lifting capacity of this vessel is exceptional, but what makes this vessel truly unique is the combination with S-lay over the stern and J-lay via a large, off-centre moonpool.
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Enabling cruise ships to run emission-free for 12 hours
In order to comply with regulations, as well as minimise environmental impact, cruise operators will need new technical solutions. The ULSTEIN ZED power system allows cruise operators to visit vulnerable and protected areas without greenhouse gas emissions and local pollution.
Alfa Lift – the smart design for offshore wind installations
The Norway-based shipowner OHT recently celebrated the keel laying of their Alfa Lift heavy installation vessel. Custom-designed by Ulstein, the foundation installation vessel will serve the early development stage of new offshore wind farms. Ulstein has ship solutions for all phases in the life of offshore wind farms.
Batteries for offshore wind vessel
In cooperation with shipowner Bernhard Schulte, Ulstein Design & Solutions has designed a diesel-electric propulsion system assisted by batteries to reduce operating hours on the main engines, save fuel and reduce environmental footprint. The hybrid system has been installed on the WINDEA JULES VERNE at Ulstein Verft.
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The X-BOW® and X-STERN™ are two major innovations from Ulstein, improving seakeeping, comfort and safety, and reducing fuel consumption.X-BOW and X-STERN
"The X-STERN met all our expectations. It is amazing to see a vessel going backwards in bad weather without slamming or spray on deck."X-STERN™
Statements from X-BOW users
With feedback like ‘amazing experience’ and’ 'I’ll never again work on any other type of vessel in winter’ being stated by crews on X-BOW® vessels, it is hard to ignore the impact this hull innovation has had since it first appeared in 2005.More statements
Introduces the X-BOW® in RoPax designs
The X-BOW RoPax portfolio is based on a compact concept to increase the competitiveness of such vessels through higher revenue making at lower financial and operational costs.See portfolio
Ship designers who dare to challenge
Our ship designers share a mission of innovation, to challenge the established truth and to come up with solutions that enhance the customers' value.See how they do it