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Saturday, May 27, 2017

Ulstein Design to be Built by Merwede

Solstad Offshore ASA signed a Letter of Intent with Dutch Merwede Shipyard to build an Ulstein P105 platform supply vessel, which signed a contract with reservations with Ulstein Design AS regarding the delivery of a design and equipment package worth a total of more than NOK 70 million. "This is Ulstein Design's first contract outside the Ulstein Group and is very important for us," says Ulstein Design's President, Tore Ulstein. The first Ulstein P105 platform supply vessel was built in 2003, and earlier this year contracts were signed for two new construction projects and one option.

Ulstein Design Wins Big in China

Bourbon has signed a contract with Zhejiang Shipbuilding Co. Ltd in China concerning the construction of four ULSTEIN P105 platform supply vessels. Ulstein Design AS will deliver the design and major equipment for the vessels. The contract has a total value of around NOK 350 million for Ulstein Design. The vessels will be delivered between September 2007 and September 2008. “This is a major and important breakthrough in the Chinese market for the Ulstein Group. China is a new arena for Ulstein Design, and we are very happy to be selling the designs and equipment for no less than four vessels when we enter this market,” says the president of Ulstein Design, Tore Ulstein. “The contracts are announced at a time when we are already very busy in the Ulstein Group.

Stave Sales Manager at Ulstein Verft

Photo courtesy the Ulstein Group

Håvard Stave has been appointed the new sales manager at Ulstein Verft. For the past five years he was design manager at Ulstein Design, which became part of Ulstein Design & Solutions at the turn of the year. Before joining Ulstein Design, Stave worked nine years at Rolls-Royce Marine’s Propulsion department at Ulsteinvik, the last years as technical manager. Before that, he worked in Kongsberg Group.

Eastern Echo Builds Seismic Ships

The newly formed, Dubai-based shipping company Eastern Echo is building four ships of the Ulstein SX124 design. These will be the first seismic vessels of Ulstein design and will be built with the Ulstein X-BOW. In total, five shipowners have chosen this new bow concept. ”Ulstein Design is a young ship design company that has gained much interest worldwide. The contracts with Eastern Echo are important for Ulstein Design, as their portfolio also will cover the seismic area. The engineering department of Ulstein Verft are busy in the development of the project, and for Ulstein Elektro these contracts are all-time highest. The international focus in Ulstein Design is thus important for the Ulstein Group in total, says deputy CEO, Tore Ulstein.

Merwede Tapped for Navy, Commercial Contracts

Merwede Shipyard has been busy of late, announcing two significant jobs from the military and commercial sectors. On the military side, the company announced a contract for the design, engineering and building of one Multi-Role Vessel, for Tenix Defence of Australia. The vessel will meet or exceed all operational requirements of the New Zealand Ministry of Defense, including those for cargo and troop carriage, speed, endurance, helicopter operations and the secondary role of Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) patrol and response. This MRV is part of a total of seven vessels that will be supplied by Tenix Defence to the Ministry of Defence of New Zealand, and the vessel, built to the rules of Lloyd's Register, will take 22 months to build.

Ulstein Design Wins Order for 12

Ulstein Design AS agreed with Guangdong Machinery Imp. & Exp. Co., Ltd. (GMG) to provide design services for 12 vessels of ULSTEIN A801 type. Ulstein Design has sold 60 ship designs since 2000. 25 are sold to Ulstein Verft in Norway. 35 are sold to shipyards in China, Spain, The Nederlands, Brazil and Dubai. “It has been a rewarding process to develop the ULSTEIN A801 design together with GMG, and we hope that this is the beginning of a lasting, productive cooperation,” says Ulstein Design market manager Ove Dimmen.

Ulstein Design Honored

Editor-in-chief Amund Djuve in Dagens Næringsliv handing the Gazelle Award to Ulstein Design´s managing director Rolf Inge Roth. Photo: Jens Sølvberg. Dagens Næringsliv announced that Ulstein Design had won its annual Gazelle award at a gala event in Oslo’s SAS Plaza Hotel on Thursday, 29th November. Ulstein Design’s managing director, Rolf Inge Roth, and three of his colleagues were on hand to accept the prize from Dagens Næringsliv’s editor-in-chief Amund Djuve. Gazelles refer…

New Finance Manager at Ulstein Verft

Sindre Rotevatn (51) has been appointed finance manager and deputy managing director of Ulstein Verft AS. He will take up the position in November. “I am looking forward to joining ULSTEIN and to my new role as finance manager and deputy managing director of Ulstein Verft,” says Sindre Rotevatn. He comes from the position as Senior Vice President Business Process Improvement in Saferoad Group, where he previously held the position as CFO. Rotevatn also has several years of experience as finance manager in Ørsta-gruppen, Ørsta Stål and Møremøbler, in addition to experience from banking. Rotevatn also succeeds Sigurd Viseth as deputy managing director of Ulstein Verft.

Ulstein Delivers in Brazil

The platform supply vessel ‘CBO Pacifico’, designed by ULSTEIN, is delivered from Estaleiro Alianca in Brazil. ‘CBO Pacifico’ is here seen outside Macae with sister vessel ‘CBO Atlântico’, delivered earlier this year. Being PX106 designed vessels, they are purposed for efficient and flexible transportation of bulk and general cargo to installations offshore. (Both photos: Photo courtesy of ULSTEIN/Thomas Bigset.)

The Ulstein designed platform supply vessel ‘CBO Pacifico’ left the Estaleiro Alianca yard on 10 May 2012. The newbuild went straight into contract for Petrobras. The vessel is the second of the PX106 design delivered to CBO this year. “The finish and quality of these vessels are impeccable. We are very pleased with the good cooperation we have had throughout these projects with shipowner CBO and the Estaleiro Alianca yard,” says Ingar Kaldhol at Ulstein Design & Solutions. He…

New Managers for ULSTEIN Design and Innovation

Frode Sollid (Photo: ULSTEIN)

ULSTEIN has announced management changes within its design and innovation areas, naming Frode Sollid as development manager at Ulstein Design & Solutions AS and Bernt-Aage Ulstein is as its new design manager. Sollid brings 30 years of experience developing solutions and designs for offshore vessels to the newly-established position as innovation and development manager at Ulstein Design & Solutions AS, and he will also be the manager for Ulstein Strategic Innovation Centre (USIC).

Britoil Enters the PSV Market with Ulstein Designs

PX121 BritOil v4 Twin GraySea SB Fore Low_250px

Shipowner Britoil Offshore Services Pte Ltd. has entered into a contract of design and equipment packages for two platform supply vessels of the new PX121 design from Ulstein. The vessels will be constructed at Britoil’s own yard, P.T. Britoil Offshore Indonesia, on the island Batam. The X-BOW vessels will mark Britoil’s entry into the PSV market. Singapore based Britoil has a fleet of 40 vessels, mainly anchor handling tugs and barges. The company has more than 25 years of experience in ship services and transport.

New Shipping Company Selects Ulstein Design

Ulstein Design has signed contracts with the yard Astilleros de Sevilla in Spain for delivering design and equipment packages to two ULSTEIN PX105 platform supply vessels. The ships will be built for the shipping company EDT Offshore Ltd, Cyprus. The contract is worth around NOK 240 million. The Ulstein Group will supply design, detail documentation and main equipment. This includes products such as main switchboards, bridge and control room consoles, ULSTEIN IAS (integrated alarm and surveillance system), ULSTEIN COM and navigation equipment.

Eastern Echo Orders Seismic Vessels

Eastern Echo Holding Plc signed the shipbuilding contracts with Dubai Drydocks and the design and equipment contracts with Ulstein Design AS, for two seismic vessels, each capable of towing up to 12 streamers. The shipbuilding contracts conclude and replace the original letter of intent (LOI) announced on the 20 September 2007. ‘We are pleased to announce the signing of these contracts today with Dubai Drydocks and Ulstein Design AS. The two new seismic vessels covered under this agreement will ensure the placement of the Eastern Echo fleet at the top end of the premium 3D seismic segment’, comments CEO Rolf Rønningen in Eastern Echo.

Autoload Stability Software on Olympic Zeus

Autoship Systems Corporation (ASC) of Vancouver, Canada announced the sale of their onboard stability software, Autoload, to Olympic Shipping AS for their latest environmentally friendly new-build, Olympic Zeus. Olympic Zeus is an anchor handling tug supply construction vessel designed by Ulstein Design AS and one of the biggest vessels of this type built by Ulstein Verft AS. Developed for advanced operations in deep sea conditions, Olympic Zeus operates with a new type of optimum fuel saving hybrid propulsion machinery which was developed by Ulstein Design AS.

ULSTEIN to Build 2 Offshore Wind Service Vessels

Image courtesy of the Ulstein Group

Ulstein Verft has signed a shipbuilding contract with the Germany-based Bernhard Schulte for two service operation vessels (SOVs) of the ULSTEIN SX175 design developed by Ulstein Design & Solutions. The final detailed arrangements and equipment for the vessels have been developed and specified in cooperation with WINDEA Offshore GmbH & Co. KG, which is the Bernhard Schulte’s affiliate for offshore wind projects. “Delivery schedule reliability was our number one priority when choosing the ship yard. We considered several yards worldwide, but Ulstein Verft was our final choice.

Ulstein Builds for Marine Subsea

Marine Subsea Inc. signed a contract with Ulstein Verft for building an offshore construction vessel specialized in inspection, maintenance and repair operations (IMR/OCV) of the ULSTEIN SX121 design from Ulstein Design. The value of the contract is about $154.6m. The ship will be delivered in 2010 and is the fourth vessel of the type ULSTEIN SX121 from Ulstein Design. The vessel will be yard number 287 at Ulstein Verft. Marine Subsea Inc. has previously contracted a similar vessel from Ulstein Verft for delivery in July 2009. ”We have great faith in the Ulstein Group and are very satisfied working with Ulstein so far. In a pressured market with many delays in both equipment and deliveries, it is important to have a good dialog with the shipyard.

Ulstein Implements Organizational Changes

The management team in Ulstein Design & Solutions BV, from left Nick Wessels (Marketing & Sales Manager), Edwin van Leeuwen (Managing Director), Bram Lambregts (Deputy Managing Director), and Alwin Hendriks (Finance Manager

Naming and organizational changes are underway in the Ulstein Group companies in the Netherlands. As of August 1, 2015, the ship design company Ulstein Sea of Solutions has been renamed Ulstein Design & Solutions BV (UDS BV), while the equipment company Ulstein Idea Equipment Solutions has been renamed Ulstein Equipment BV (UE BV). Edwin van Leeuwen and Gilbert Rezette enter positions as managing directors of the respective companies. Furthermore the holding company for the Ulstein…

More Contracts For Ulstein In Brazil

ULSTEIN PX105 for CBO. (Copyright: Ulstein Group)

Ulstein Design & Solutions has signed two ship design contracts with the Brazilian Shipyard Alianca S.A for the building of two ULSTEIN PX105 platform supply vessels with the X-BOW® hull line design for the Brazilian shipowner CBO. The contracts are worth approximately NOK 150 million. The contracts are for the delivery of design, engineering, main equipment and building follow-up for two large platform supply vessels of the ULSTEIN PX105 design type. “These contracts are of great importance to ULSTEIN.

Seatankers Takes PSV Delivery

Sea Spider

On January 27, 2014, three weeks after the last delivery in the Seatankers twelve series, Zhejiang delivered the seventh platform supply ship, Sea Spider, to the Seatankers Group. All twelve PSVs are designed by Ulstein. Sinopacific’s Zhejiang yard in Ningbo, China, entered into a contract with Ulstein for the delivery of twelve design packages for platform support vessels of the PX105 design for Seatankers Group. The first delivery was in Q1 2013. The PX105 designed vessels are considered as large PSVs.

ALP Tugs Get Rolls-Royce Deck Equipment

Rolls-Royce won a $31.9m contract to deliver deck machinery for four ocean going tugs, designed by Ulstein Design & Solutions, for Dutch company ALP Maritime Services. The vessels will be constructed in Japan by Niigata Shipbuilding & Repair. The vessels are being developed for towing large structures like oil rigs and floating production units over long distances. The bollard pull for each of the four vessels will be 300 tons and they will be equipped for anchor handling. The deck machinery include a complete low pressure winch solution and a stern roller.

Seatankers Receives Third Ulstein-designed PSV

Sea Forth

The third Ulstein designed platform supply vessel of the PX105 design for Seatankers, Sea Forth, was delivered on August 16, 2013 from the Zhejiang yard in Ningbo. Ulstein delivers twelve design and equipment packages to the Chinese yard, where all the vessels for Seatankers Group will be constructed. The packages include design, engineering and equipment supplies. The ships comply with the DNV requirements of the Clean or Clean Design standards. The ship is designed with the patented X-BOW hull line design.

ULSTEIN Wins Twelve Design Deliveries

PX105 Grey Sea

Sinopacific’s Zhejiang yard in Ningbo, China, has entered into a contract with ULSTEIN for the delivery of twelve design packages for platform support vessels of the PX105 design for Seatankers Group. “Seatankers Group is a new customer for ULSTEIN”, says Managing Director Sigurd Viseth at Ulstein Design and Solutions AS, “and we are very happy that the company chooses our designs. We strongly believe that they will find these to be cost-effective and excellent vessels”. “In total since 2007…

Feature: Ulstein Delivers 23,500-hp Normand Master

Jan Paulsen has been a busy guy. Paulsen was the project manager, which saw through the construction of four massive 23,500-hp anchor handling tug supply vessels (AHTS) — two for Solstad and two for Olympic Shipping — starting with the delivery of the first ship in January 2002, and culminating with the delivery of Normand Master on March 28, 2003. Normand Master, hull no. Verft AS for Solstad Shipping ASA. While the vessel is nearly identical to the trio of ships that preceded it, it does boast one major design modification: a massive A-frame, 250-ton deck crane bolted on the aft deck. Arguably, the heart and soul of vessels of this genre are in the amazing packages of deck machinery, and here again Normand Master stands tall.

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