Shipyard news


They could have used the more lawyerly term; “took up an attitude of negative buoyancy”.


Sunstone Group has called option no. 3 for a Expedition cruise ship to Ulstein design:

And their neighbour in Ulsteinvik Rolls Royce Marine gets 3rd order for design and equipment packet for a research vessel to be built at a Spanish yard for Belgium:


Or the waterline exceeded the air draft.


In Russia, the breaking news was how the heroic crew of the aircraft carrier managed to save a crane.


The hull of Colour Hybrid has arrived at Ulstein for outfitting:

She is scheduled to enter service between Sandefjord and Stromstad in June next year.


Things are happening fast. Sunstone has confirmed another two options for the Ulstein designed Expeditions cruise ships and is expected to take all 10 vessels agreed on the initial LOI:


Serial production started at Zvezda - the weak rouble and self contained Russian economy will make it internationally viable:


The Russians correctly point out that having state ofthe art large shipbuilding capacity is a matter of national security and independence.

When will the US Government wake up to this fact.


I know that it is a sore point for many here that high cost Norway can have a thriving shipbuilding and marine equipment industry, but I risk posting this announcement from the Ulstein Group anyhow:

PS> The owner of Colour Line is from Aalesund, to make this project even more local.