2022: Industrial Design Company of the Year
On 20 October 2022, Ulstein was appointed 'The Industrial Design Company of the Year Award.' The jury stated Ulstein has ‘design as a part of its DNA. The world is facing enormous challenges, and the company is working to solve these challenges by thinking differently, and working across disciplines and industries.'
The jury: “ECOFIVE marks a change for the fishing industry”
The factory trawler ECOFIVE will provide a far lower environmental footprint, higher fishing quality and a safer working environment. ECOFIVE was announced as the winner of the Innovation Award at the opening ceremony of Nor-Fishing on 23 August.
2019: Awarded 'Best Industrial Design Company'
Ulstein has been appointed 'Best Industrial Design Company 2019'. Jury statement: A venturous company with solid experience that holds a strong IPR strategy. They are flexible, having moved from oil to offshore wind and sustainable solutions. Their characteristic design is the ocean's answer to the iconic Coke bottle.
2017: World’s largest plug-in hybrid vessel awarded Next Generation Ship Award
At the opening ceremony of the Nor-Shipping exhibition, the ‘Color Hybrid’ plug-in hybrid vessel was announced the winner of the 'Next Generation Ship Award'. The vessel has been designed by Fosen Yard and is being constructed by Ulstein Verft for the ship owner Color Line.
2017: X-BOW among top 3 of most important Norwegian innovations
When the newspaper Aftenposten asked the Norwegian people to name the most important Norwegian innovations through time, they voted the cheese slicer as #3, the X-BOW hull line design as #2, and the Tripp Trapp high chair as #1. While numbers 1 and 3 are household items, the X-BOW is a pure industrial design.
Ship of the Year Awards
'Ship of the Year 2023' to ECOFIVE trawler
On 6 June 2023, Bluewild, Ulstein Design & Solutions AS and Westcon were awarded 'Ship of the Year 2023' for the factory trawler ECOFIVE. The jury states that the ship solution offers ground-breaking technology with several innovations for a greener fishing fleet.
2019: Color Hybrid appointed ‘Ship of the Year’
The world’s largest plug-in hybrid vessel, Color Hybrid, has been appointed ‘Ship of the Year 2019’. Ulstein Group CEO Gunvor Ulstein received the Award from HRH Crown Prince Haakon of Norway at the Nor-Shipping exhibition on 4 June 2019.
Environment and Safety
Shortlisted for innovation and renewable energy awards
Ulstein was one of the nominees for two awards at the OSJ conference in February 2023, the 'Innovation of the Year Award' for the TWIN X-STERN design, and the 'Offshore Renewables Award', together with Acta Marine, for the ULSTEIN SX216 project.Read more