Ulstein Sea of Solutions Wins Industrial Marketing Award

Ulstein Sea of Solutions, designer of complex offshore vessels, has won the Industrial Marketing Award 2008. Mrs Maria van der Hoeven, Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs, revealed the winner, which according to the jury has used marketing most convincingly in its industrial environment.

Sea of Solutions from the Netherlands, since March 1st Ulstein Sea of Solutions, designs vessels for the development of offshore oil and gas fields. The jury report reads: "Ulstein Sea of Solutions investigates the needs of its customers from the end user perspective and translates these into practical and innovative solutions. They design vessels that are fully customised to improve the value creation for the client. The company uses her full organisation to translate the wishes and requirements of her clients into working units and as such proves to be a truly market driven organisation. This market driven approach is also strongly reflected in the innovative designs that are in-house developed at own costs and risks. These designs are presented to the client and are a source of inspiration for the project that needs to be realised."

"The Industrial Marketing Award shows the great importance associated with the combination of technical innovation and the realization of value for the client and even the client's customer. Ulstein Sea of Solutions has convinced the jury the most in this respect," says Bernard Fortuyn, chairman of STEM, Foundation for Technology and Marketing.

Bob Rietveldt, managing director at Ulstein Sea of Solutions, is proud that his company has won the prestigious Award. "It is recognition of our approach towards the market and the needs of the international offshore oil and gas industry. It is also the drive and commitment of all our employees that we, as a small sized company, have been able to become the international market leader for the development and design of complex offshore vessels."