Ulstein specializes in the design and development of customized vessels for the offshore renewable market and oil and gas industry. They have a solid reputation for refreshing and innovative ship designs and provide customers with best-inclass solutions, combining a pragmatic design approach with extensive naval architectural skills. The company provides flexibility in supporting client requirements, knowledge of hybrid power systems, stability, SPS and DP requirements and using in-house FEA and CFD departments, resulting in CAPEX and OPEX friendly ships.
Besides new build designs, Ulstein Design & Solutions is actively involved in consultancy and feasibility studies for upgrading vessels, supporting salvage operations or docking systems. They support clients in meeting additional rules and regulations, developing their business cases with cost effective conversion engineering for existing assets to feature new functionalities and capabilities. Ulstein’s in-depth, vessel specific data analysis tools enable significant fuel savings, which can even be further enhanced by using Ulstein’s experiences in upgrading existing vessels to hybrid propulsion using battery energy storage systems (BESS).
Experience in the US
Over the years, Ulstein has been involved in multiple ship design projects for US clients, including the first DP heavy lift pipelay vessels for Global Industries (now part of TechnipFMC), 2 heavy lift pipelay vessels for McDermott, a state-of-the-art deepwater plus an arctic drillship for Transocean and most recently the design for an offshore wind farm Service Operation Vessel (SOV).