Ulstein Unveils RoPax Concept Design

Norwegian shipbuilding group Ulstein has unveiled a concept design for a roll-on/roll-off passenger vessel featuring its trademark X-Box hull design. The company says it sees the RoPax market as a segment that is primed for growth with fleet renewals expected in future. The company’s X-Bow hull design was originally designed to support harsh environment offshore oil and … [Read more...]

Linblad Orders Second Polar Expedition Cruise Ship at Ulstein

Expedition cruise company Lindblad Expeditions (NASDAQ: LIND) announced the signing of an agreement with Norwegian shipbuilder and designer Ulstein to build a second new polar vessel, expanding the line's National Geographic polar fleet to four ships. Lindblad Expeditions is an expedition cruise tourism company that operates cruises in partnership with National … [Read more...]

SunStone Orders Second Ice-Class Expedition Cruise Ship

Miami-based expedition cruise ship owner SunStone Ships has exercised an it option to construct an additional ice-class expedition vessel at China Merchants Heavy Industry shipyard. In 2017, SunStone signed a contract with CMHI calling for the construction of a single ice-class expedition vessel to be built by CMHI in China. The contract included options for a total of nine … [Read more...]

Ulstein to Build Third ‘Walk-to-Work’ Offshore Wind Vessel for Bernhard Schulte

Ulstein Verft has signed a shipbuilding contract with Germany-based Bernhard Schulte for third service operation vessel (SOVs) designed specially for the offshore wind market. The vessel will support the maintenance work of GE Renewable Energy at the German wind farm Merkur Offshore. The project has been developed in cooperation with WINDEA Offshore, Bernhard Schulte’s … [Read more...]