June 12, 2007
Ulstein Verft vessel named "Ship of the Year"
Ulstein Verft's Building no. 277, the Normand Seven, has been voted "Ship of the Year 2007," by a Norwegian panel.
The award was presented today by Norway's Minister of Trade and Industry Dag Terje Andersen at the Nor-Shipping trade show.
This is the the second year in a row that the Ulstein Group has received the award. Last year the first vessel with an Ulstein X-bow, the Bourbon Orca, was named "Ship of the Year".
Readers of maritime magazine Skipsrevyen nominate candidates and a jury of three picks the winner.
This year, Normand Seven was selected for its significance in taking the Norwegian shipyard industry into a new, future-oriented niche.
The ship is of Vik-Sandvik's design VS 4220 OCV.and the first purely offshore construction vessel from a Norwegian yard.
At 130 meters long and 28 meters wide, the Normand Seven is the largest ship ever built by Ulstein Verft. The bridge alone is 400 square meters.