Vroon Energy Services recently saved operators in the North Sea 100,000 litres of fuel using Ulstein PX121 VOS Partner with its mix of engines and the new Multi-Engine Optimizer (MEO) from Caterpillar (Cat).
The cost of offshore wind has fallen dramatically over a relatively short timescale. Peter Barker explores some of the factors that have contributed to this.
Swiss automation and propulsion giant ABB will deliver a comprehensive scope of power, automation, propulsion and digital solutions for the new Lindblad Expeditions Holdings, Inc. vessel that will take passengers on exploration cruises in remote polar areas.
Acta Marine, which has an offshore walk to work vessel under construction at Ulstein Verft, has now ordered a second one. This SX195 design is a DP2 Walk to Work Construction Support Vessel (CSV) for the offshore industry.
How does Norwegian shipbuilder and designer Ulstein go about successful and suitable ship design? Bart Daman, Ko Stroo and Dolf Manschot, project manager/naval architects at Ulstein Design & Solutions BV, face this challenge on a daily basis.
Acta Marine and Ulstein Verft have announced that the Ulstein SX195 hull of Acta Marine’s new Walk-to-Work vessel ‘Acta Auriga’ has now safely arrived for fitting out at Ulstein Verft AS Norway from the vessel’s hull builder in Poland.
Boatbuilder Ulstein Verft and Norwegian ferry operator Color Line have signed a contract to construct what they call the world’s largest plug-in hybrid vessel.
Netherlands-based SeaOwls and Norwegian shipyard Ulstein have launched a pioneering heavy lift jack-up vessel design concept, the Soul.
Norwegian shipbuilder and designer Ulstein Verft AS has signed a contract for the building of a DP2 Construction Support Vessel (CSV) for the Netherlands based Acta Marine B.V.
The distinctive X-Stern, devised by Norwegian ship designers and builders Ulstein, is now providing feedback in commercial use as the ‘Windea La Cour’ has entered service at the Gemini offshore wind farm.
Lifting capacity is critical for the new generation of pipelay vessels and will be well considered in the design office of Netherlands based Ulstein Sea of Solutions, which has been awarded the Basic Design contract for the new large derrick pipelay vessel DLS-4200.
Bourbon Orca, the first ship to be built to the backwards sloping X-Bow design, won the Norwegian Ship of the Year award at SMM in Hamburg last month.
Many tug owners involved in coastal and deepsea towage are faced with serious decisions regarding future investment and the likely returns on that investment. The replacement of older but still functional deepsea tugs which may have been operating on relatively low rates is a particular problem.
The Norwegian Engineering Feat of the Year Award for 2005 was presented to Ulstein Design AS at a recent seminar in Trondheim for their Ulstein X-BOW hull design.
Shetland Islands Council is having a pair of double-ended ferries for open water service built at the Northern Shipyard in Gdansk, Poland. The 65m by 13.8m vessels will have the passenger car equivalent of 31 units, which could include four 18m by 2.6m trucks.
Norway's Ulstein Verft has re-delivered the 12,100gt cable-layer Normand Cutter after extensive conversion into a dual-purpose pipe-laying and construction ship and just three years after first delivering her to Solstad.
Norway's Ulstein Verft inUlsteinvik has added the powerful new Type A101 anchor handling tug supply vessel Normand Master to the fleet of Solstad Shipping for a wide range of offshore workhorse duties.
The first Ulstein Aquamaster Azipull thrusters to enter service will be four AZP085 units propelling the new Fjellstrand FerryCat double-ended catamaran ferry which is due to commence operations in Norway this summer. Rolls-Royce has orders for another two shipsets (eight units) for two more Ferrycats destined for use in Turkish waters.
Norway's Ulstein has formed a joint venture company with Chinese shipyard Jiangsu Yangzijiang Shipbuilding which will enable Ulstein to build their own design offshore vessels in the Far East.
The multifunctional DP3 vessel Normand Mermaid, just delivered by Norway's Ulstein Verft to regular customer Solstad Shipping AS, is about as top of the range as they come in the dynamic positioning sector.
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