What is the true value of data?
More effective vessel operations can be organized into four steps. Learn how to make better use of data within this framework.
Digitalization offers the opportunity of automating vessel reporting to a large extent. Yet, a structured approach should be followed to avoid ending up with a too costly and complex process. Here are our four steps to efficient data monitoring and reporting process.
Exploration cruise and luxury tourism are expected to be the largest contributors for further growth in the travel and tourism industry. Download our e-book with keys for successful development of exploration cruise vessels.
How can shipowners make the fleet greener? Studying the operation profile of the vessels is an essential start-point to reduce emissions, consider optional power solutions, and improve the effectiveness of the operations. Real-time data and simulation will support critical decision-making activities.
The captains of the ‘Ocean Victory’ love the new expedition cruise vessel, stating that she ‘is perfect for any kind of expeditions’. A webinar hosted by the operator, Albatros Expeditions, highlighted how this newbuild differs from the other vessels in the INFINITY series.
While we wait for the pandemic to safely fade away, we should allow ourselves to enjoy the adventures that await us. Take a few minutes off and explore the insides of the magnificent exploration cruise vessel 'Greg Mortimer'.
Already prior to Covid-19, a downturn in the RoPax market was detected in the Mediterranean. Although vaccines now are being rolled out, market reports project an overall reduction in passenger volumes by up to 70% in the short term. What can you do to turn this situation into something positive?
3 reasons why ULSTEIN X-CONNECT® can make your shipbuilding project a success.
For generations, we have delivered ship designs to service oil and gas installations in the world’s roughest areas. Offshore wind is a new segment in the offshore family, and the knowledge of how the weather can impact the vessel is of great value when developing designs and solutions for offshore renewables.
Leisure travelling has changed. Now, stylish privacy and daring exploration go hand in hand. And we want to travel consciously. How can yachting become greener without penalising comfort and leisure?
In October 2019, the first ULSTEIN X-BOW® polar expedition cruise vessel, 'Greg Mortimer', left Ushuaia for her inaugural voyage. She was heading for the dreaded Drake Passage to reach the northern part of Antarctica. Among those on board was a person who “gets seasick just by looking at water”, the diving instructor.
Offshore wind energy generation is one means to reach international climate goals. ULSTEIN has been developing offshore wind designs since 2006. The designs draw on our broad experience in oil and gas, and range from new turbine installation concepts to foundation installation vessels and service operation vessels.
Based on a passion for aesthetics and technology, an Ulstein yacht is characterised by her organic lines and immaculate quality, and a stunning look that places her in a league of her own.
Following the introduction of our first hydrogen fuelled, zero emission design in 2019, we now reveal our vision towards a marine hydrogen future. Where the ULSTEIN SX190 showcased that zero emission ships can be realised with today’s off-the-shelf technology, we now map the way to a hydrogen fuelled marine industry.
Are you looking for financing to buy green technology? Ulstein can assist you with backing from the Norwegian state through Export Credit Norway and GIEK. Norway has two major competitive advantages; world-leading maritime technology and expertise, and a combination of reliability and quality.
The COVID-19 pandemic is one of many situations where a sudden, or also predicted, need of extra hospital/treatment facilities will emerge. One solution is hospital vessels (Emergency Support Vessels - ESVs). Ulstein has developed a portfolio of ESVs of different types and sizes for world-wide operations.
The X-BOW® makes a huge difference in sea behaviour. It splits the wave energy and reduces the slamming impact. Successfully proven in more than 100 ships, the hull shape has recently become a game changer for expedition cruising. Yachts will be next.
The world’s first purpose-designed Service Operation Vessel for the offshore wind industry, delivered in 2014, was developed by Ulstein, based on our extensive experience in offshore oil and gas. Few years later, Ulstein’s ship designs are firmly positioned in the offshore wind market.
Offshore wind is growing, but with margins under pressure it is also challenging. Current demand reveals a shortage of heavy lift vessels. The key questions are: how should the new generation crane ships look like? What are the trends? And where is the ‘sweet spot’ to invest in?
A vessel with the X-BOW® lines from ULSTEIN is unique, and very different from the usual cruise vessels. The seakeeping characteristics have an impact on comfort, safety, efficiency and operability. And then comes the distinctive looks!
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.
The ULSTEIN series of cruise vessels combines the offshore tough with a luxury touch. The implementation of the X-BOW® feature, firstly used on numerous offshore vessels, contributes to a more comfortable journey in any weather. The passengers get close to nature whilst protected, on an extraordinary vessel.
Understanding the operations of stern trawlers is essential and new ways to interpret operational data provide new possibilities to target specific benefits in the development of a new generation of more efficient fishing vessels.
Cruise vessels and private yachts from ULSTEIN are developed to satisfy a modern explorer and traveller. Our vessels have the highest seakeeping standards, and our designs can be customised to any customer specific wish.
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.
The offshore wind market is an abundant source of renewable energy. To reach international climate goals, major markets around the world have set goals to increase their percentage of renewable sources in their domestic electricity consumption. Consequently, many offshore wind farms are currently being established.
To get access to stronger and more stable winds, the wind farms are moving further from shore. Although this gives an increased output from the farm, it leads to some additional technical challenges. There are five stages in the life of an offshore wind farm.
Vulnerable areas need special care and attention. For expedition operators and travellers, every day spent in vulnerable areas should be a Zero Emissions Day. That’s why Ulstein now presents the ULSTEIN ZED™, a 12-hour-long ‘get-in-and-leave-no-trace solution’ to minimize local environmental impact.
The heart of Ulstein Verft lies in our dock hall, the pulsating centre for our ship constructions. Our mind is on securing the best possible experience for the ship owner and those travelling on their vessels. 'Color Hybrid', the world’s largest plug-in hybrid vessel, was recently delivered from our yard.
Blue Box is a flexible and low-cost hardware and software infrastructure that enables direct access to real-time data from your ship. Blue Box connects the vessel through an external link (such as VSAT or 4G) and connects data from the assigned automation system (IAS) to standardized interfaces.
Ulstein Group has a 100-year history, and dedicated ship designers hold an important role in the company. They share a mission of innovation; to challenge the established truth and to come up with new solutions that enhance the customers` value.
Operational feedback shows that SOV crews choose to operate the vessels in astern mode while in-field. The 'aft first' experience is improved with the X-STERN, which has been introduced to several offshore wind service ships.
The shipping industry is transitioning towards reduced emissions and improved energy efficiency. Whether integrated in a novel design, or retrofitted, a solution supporting the transition should be the best compromise between operational needs, forming a good balance between cost and benefit.
Here are our top reasons why: Scandinavian design. Vessels with excellent seakeeping capabilities and innovative hull solutions. 100 years of experience in shipbuilding with punctual ship deliveries.
Leiv Eiriksson set foot in North America around year 1000. Roald Amundsen was first to sail the North West Passage and first to the South Pole. These two voyagers are just examples; Why has the Nordic countries fostered so many world-famous explorers? And how does this affect you?
Our expedition cruise ship designs originate from our heritage of maritime expertise, and we design vessels for unforgettable adventures. Our portfolio of cutting edge, expedition cruise ship designs ranges in accommodation capacity from 25 to 800 people.
Our innovative designs, finishing quality and a delivery date to place trust in, are great benefits to the ship owner. Since our start-up 100 years ago, Ulstein Verft has gained a solid reputation for building sophisticated, high-quality vessels. We keep securing on-time deliveries, over and over again.
Expedition cruises. These two words bring forward images of unspoilt places, scarcely populated, and with an incredible nature. The outside surroundings can be tough, and after a whole day out there exploring, withdrawing to the vessel gives a feeling of luxury.
The sophisticated ships designed by ULSTEIN have cruised the seas of the world for decades, enduring all conditions. Our cruise vessels are based on our experience from the harshest of climates. The combination of classy ship lines and the overall luxury results in a vessel for unforgettable adventures.
Checking out that ocean view! If the weather is good, this is Matthias Giebichenstein's everyday sight. He works six weeks as a senior DP operator on the Windea La Cour, on one of the world's largest wind farms. Then he goes ashore and takes on his alter ego, 'Chief Mad', as the singer of the hard rock band Magic Hum.
What if you can reduce time and cost on setting up your ship automation system by using configurable functionality and dedicated tools?
The walk-to-work ability of modern service ships for far-from-shore offshore wind farms has revolutionised the work day of the technical crew. The modern-day transfers are done in a safe, efficient manner, and the service technicians can return to their high-standard accommodation vessel at the end of every work day.
The Norwegian maritime cluster is one of the world’s most complete clusters. Well established in the marine and offshore markets, the cluster companies have been introduced to other markets, such as offshore wind. The synergy opportunities are high and rising, as offshore wind is a growing industry.
Offshore Wind Farms are being established further from shore. At some point, overnight stays for the service technicians become necessary, and the transport normally done by Crew Transfer Vessels must be replaced by other transport tools. SOVs are becoming the new standard.
As the internet of things are challenging the industry and altering the way we work, ship operations will also be influenced. With new possibilities of live-data streaming from ship to shore, ship operations will get a new, awaited and much more economical and secure standard in the years to come.
When the Windea La Cour, winner of the Offshore Renewables Award 2017, was on sea trial in June 2016, the Owner wanted to test the novel X-STERN. Watch video to see how she performed.
The amount of available data from vessels is growing. Control systems on board vessels contain large amounts of measuring points with a high sampling rate. This gives several valuable effects and can turn business at sea greener, safer and more profitable with new exciting possibilities.
3 steps can be explored to evaluate the better ship - different vessel performance perspectives of efficiency, effectiveness and efficacy.