Vallianz Holdings Limited joined forces with Ulstein Design & Solutions B.V., Shift Clean Energy and Bureau Veritas to collaborate on the design and construction of a heavy transport vessel that will be the first of its kind in the global offshore wind industry.
Ulstein has launched ‘ULSTEIN THOR’, a 149m 3R (Replenishment, Research and Rescue) design which will feature a Thorium Molten Salt Reactor (MSR) to generate vast amounts of clean, safe electricity. This enables the vessel to operate as a mobile power/charging station for a new breed of battery driven cruise ships.
The maritime industry has a goal to reduce emissions, with targets of 40% by 2030 and 70% by 2050, settled by IMO. The cruise vessels need to play a role in the future greener shipping.
There is a shortage of specialised heavy lift vessels needed to install the increasing number of larger, next generation wind turbines. This jeopardises the offshore wind farm realisations.
These are the first purpose-made SOVs designed for the Chinese Offshore Wind industry.
A keel-laying ceremony has been held for the ‘Ocean Albatros’, SunStone Ships’ new expedition cruise vessel, at the CMHI shipyard, China, on 20 January 2022.
Shipping companies regularly choose conversions to secure existing vessels a new life in another segment which increases the competitiveness of the tonnage. Why is this a sustainable choice?
The ‘Ocean Victory’, an Ulstein designed expedition cruise vessel featuring the iconic X-BOW®, has been successfully delivered from the CMHI Haimen yard, China, on 12 October 2021.
The vessel is now ready to set off for her inaugural polar voyage exploring Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falklands on November 17, 2021.
The ‘Ocean Explorer’, an Ulstein designed expedition cruise vessel featuring the iconic X-BOW®, has been successfully delivered from the CMHI Haimen yard, China, on 13th July 2021.