CRIST & ULSTEIN – Milestones for Bernhard Schulte Offshore CSOVs

The two Ulstein-designed CSOV newbuilds under construction for Bernhard Schulte Offshore have reached important milestones. The steel cutting and keel laying ceremonies for yno 321 and 320, respectively, were arranged at the Crist hull yard, Poland, on 30 January 2024.

These CSOVs (Commissioning Service Operation Vessels) are characterised by the TWIN X-STERN feature, implementing fore and aft main propeller units for excellent dynamic positioning characteristics. The TWIN X-STERN® is the latest addition to the innovative designs of X-BOW® and X-STERN® that enhance fuel efficiency and operability. Its unique features distinguish it from others, and its exceptional quality lies beneath the waterline.

The hulls will be prepared at Crist before being towed to Ulstein Verft in Norway for the final phases, which include outfitting, paint work, electrical installation, equipment integration, commissioning and sea trial.

Matthias Müller, the Managing Director at Bernhard Schulte Offshore, commented on the milestone events: “It’s great to be here at the yard and to witness the birth of our two newbuildings. We look forward to the further construction progress of these remarkable offshore vessels planned for delivery in 2025.”

Lidvar Lillerovde is the project manager at Ulstein Verft and was also present on the occasion. “We are delighted to be here at Crist, together with Bernhard Schulte Offshore, to celebrate this important occasion for the two newbuilds. We look forward to continuing the excellent cooperation between the shipowner, the hull yard and Ulstein Verft yard for these vessels.”

Construction Service Operation Vessels (CSOVs) will be equipped with a hybrid battery propulsion system and be prepared for green methanol fuel to enable carbon-neutral operations.

Stay tuned for updates on the construction in the coming months via the ship references on our website:

BSO TBN I | Ulstein

BSO TBN II | Ulstein