Seatankers Opts For A Dozen X-BOW’s

Ulstein said Thursday that it has entered into a contract with China's Sinopacific’s Zhejiang yard for the delivery of twelve design packages for a series of platform supply vessel's being built for Seatankers Group featuring the renowned X-BOW® hull design. “Seatankers Group is a new customer for ULSTEIN”, says Managing Director Sigurd Viseth at Ulstein … [Read more...]

Ship Photo of The Week – Polarcus’ SX134 Seismic Vessel

This week's ship photo, well actually more like an illustration, depicts one of two of Polarcus' new generation type SX134 seismic vessels that it recently ordered to be built at the Ulstein Verft shipyard.  The two state-of-the-art vessels will utilize with the revolutionary X-BOW hull design featuring an inverted bow proven to be more efficient in rough seas. Ulstein tells us … [Read more...]

Photo of the Week – BOURBON MISTRAL

Photo by Lars Grepstad On the North Sea - Photo of the Bourbon Mistral The Bourbon Mistral platform supply vessel was the first ship with the Ulstein's X-Bow design which helped it win the Ship of the Year Award at the SMM in 2006. … [Read more...]

Ulstein X-BOW, A Viking Ship Redesigned for Modern Use

A vessel found in 700 AD, several centuries before Vikings ruled Norway, an Oseberg ship from approximately 800 AD and the vessel knarr from around year 1000 AD all have one thing in common; their rounded bows were the inspiration for Ulstein's latest design, the x-bow container ship. This design is not new, launched last year the Bourbon Orca was the first vessel launched … [Read more...]