We develop groundbreaking vessels, ship designs and solutions. By innovating and shaping the solutions of tomorrow we create value for customers, shareholders, employees and the society at large. Sustainable growth is at the core of what we do. Any product will have an impact when being produced, when being in use, and when taken out of use. When designing a ship or developing a product, we keep in mind their life cycle environmental impact.
The ULSTEIN X-BOW®, the inverted bow concept, redefined marine engineering. The bow concept was launched in 2005, together with the first shipbuilding contract, and gained immediate interest from shipowners. The X-BOW hull line design has been tried in most weather conditions.X-BOW®
The X-STERN introduces the documented X-BOW® effect to the aft ship. The sloping, higher stern allows for a sharp stern shape in which the transom plate is replaced by a pointed aft. Some of the benefits are: Improved safety for crew and equipment, increased flexibility in operations and reduced fuel consumption.X-STERN®
Following the trails of the X-BOW® and the X-STERN®, the TWIN X-STERN® is yet another innovative design for improved operability and fuel efficiency. This design has many characteristics, but what makes it stand out from the crowd can be found below the waterline.TWIN X-STERN®
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.
Installation vessel shortage: Market leader ready to fill the gap in offshore wind
There is a shortage of specialised heavy lift vessels needed to install the increasing number of larger, next generation wind turbines. This jeopardises the offshore wind farm realisations. The proven, off-the-shelf heavy lift vessel designs from Ulstein can help to close the foundation installation gap.
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.
Roadmap to a hydrogen future
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.
Blue Box installed: Golden Energy Offshore reaching its goal of fuel reduction
The Ulstein Blue Box digital tool has helped to reduce the shipowner Golden Energy Offshore's fuel consumption by 10 per cent. With the Blue Box installed the performance of the vessels can be compared and improved. One valuable insight is fuel analytics, which holds a huge potential for cutting costs and emissions.
Is Thor’s superpower shipping’s silver bullet?
Ulstein’s announcement of a Thorium-powered ship created massive interest in the market. As shipbuilders and designers, we are looking to take this concept from the drawing board to the deep blue sea. Is this the solution that industry, and society, have been searching for to enable a truly sustainable maritime future?
Zero-emission turbine installation is today’s reality
Ulstein's second hydrogen hybrid design for the offshore wind industry, the ULSTEIN J102 zero emission wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV), can operate 75% of the time in zero emission mode. Using readily available technology, the additional cost is limited to less than 5% of the total CAPEX.
Hybrid power solutions reduce fuel consumption and emissions. Depending on setup and operational profile, CO2 emissions can be significantly reduced. The hybrid system also allows for completely emission-free periods, which is making a great difference in terms of operational expenditure and sustainability.
Innovative ship designs and sustainable solutions. ULSTEIN contributes in creating a maritime industry that is highly competitive and green.Added value
A culture of innovation
We have a business culture that combines structure and creativity, experience and innovation, bold thinking and precise execution.Our culture