Our innovative designs, finishing quality and a delivery date to place trust in, are great benefits to the ship owner. Since our start-up 100 years ago, Ulstein Verft has gained a solid reputation for building sophisticated, high-quality vessels. We keep securing on-time deliveries, over and over again.
The site team from Ulstein Verft collaborates very closely with the customer throughout the shipbuilding project.
Ulstein Site Team in China (photo: Marius Beck Dahle).
Ulstein Verft Team and customers in the covered dock hall.
We deliver added value to our customers’ needs. Our high-competent yard can take on complex first-off projects, and tailor-made products are what we are best at. New systems are challenging, and adds valuable experience to always keep up-to-date and ahead of the development. Ulstein Verft has a highly-skilled workforce, an integrated approach to design and shipbuilding, and a keen understanding of the specific requirements of the customers. We cooperate with experienced and internationally recognized suppliers in all fields.
A partner in all ship project phases
The precise delivery of a newbuild is crucial. With a substantial pool of technical know-how, an experienced project team and highly skilled shipbuilders, all working closely together with the owner, we ensure the ship’s safe journey in time for her first destination. As a company in Ulstein Group, Ulstein Verft can contribute in all parts of a shipbuilding project, starting with the first ideas, and progressing to the basic design, engineering, purchasing, manufacturing, integration, installation, commissioning, testing and delivery. We also offer post-delivery aftermarket services.
Handles changes in the construction period
In order to construct state-of-the-art, complex vessels, the shipyard also needs to cope with changes during the construction phase, as the owner’s preferences can be adjusted according to new scopes. The organization is highly tuned to the needs of our customers. Our technical department can handle minor and major changes, and can redesign the vessel. We have engineering resources in all disciplines: Machine, HVAC, electro, hull, steel outfitting and accommodation. The majority of our engineers have their background from practical ship construction, and know how to find workable and constructive solutions, in order to develop a ship with high operability and low maintenance costs. When the vessel is delivered, the ship owner receives updated, as-built-documentation.
QHSE under control
The process to construct a vessel is very complex, involving the precise coordination of thousands of individual tasks. For each of these, Ulstein Verft has a quality control assessment system. Adding to our own controls, we work closely with classification societies, suppliers and customers to ensure the highest quality standard. HSE is integrated in our management system and in our activities throughout their life cycle, from initial project planning to commissioning.
Long-term customer service
We take pride in our work. ULSTEIN’s efforts to secure quality go beyond the delivery of the vessel. We measure our own performance on the quality of our execution and the long-term performance of the vessel.
Ulstein Verft can be a partner in the site follow-up at other yards. When a prototype ship has been built and tested at Ulstein Verft, the next vessels in the series might be built at a different yard, according to customer’s request. Ulstein Verft can follow up throughout the shipbuilding period, including supervision, electrical integration, commissioning and testing.