PALFINGER MARINE awarded equipment contract

for newbuilding at Ulstein

Ulstein - ACTA Marine

Illustration 1: Ulstein SX195, Copyright: Ulstein Group

PALFINGER MARINE has signed a contract with Ulstein Verft in Norway to deliver the complete winch package and a container handling system onboard their newbuilding 308, a DP2 Construction Support Vessel (CSV) for the Netherlands based Acta Marine B.V. The vessel is primarily aimed at the offshore wind market and carries the new SX195 design from Ulstein Design & Solutions AS. The CSV vessel is measuring 93.4 meters in length and is 18 meters wide, and can accommodate up to 120 people in 80 cabins.

In addition to the complete winch package (electrical driven, frequency controlled) PALFINGER MARINE has been contracted to deliver a complete system for both skidding and securing of containers below deck (container handling system). 

The container handling system has been tailor designed to meet the requirements onboard this vessel and are designed to handle twelve containers (both 10ʺ and 20ʺ) divided into two separate skidding lines. Each skidding line consist of two rail tracks and each of these are equipped with two hydraulic cylinders so that containers can be skidded in both directions. The containers are skidded by use of the movable push wagons which are connected to the skidding tracks. 

In addition to skidding of the containers, the system has also been outfitted with several other features.
These are:

• Removable guiding systems for positioning of containers onto the skidding line
• Removable position bumpers (for alignment of containers towards the locking system)
• Movable container locking devices, sea fastening (4 units for each container)

We are proud to continue our close relationship with Ulstein as a supplier of winches and handling equipment for their newbuildings.

Interested in our container skidding systems? Learn more here.

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Illustration 2: PALFINGER MARINE’s container handling system to be delivered to Ulstein Verft


PALFINGER MARINE is the global leading manufacturer of highly reliable, innovative and customised deck equipment and handling solutions for the maritime industries. Its worldwide services network, including spare parts supply, guarantees prompt and professional on-site support. The internationally operating company, which has its registered office in Salzburg (Austria) is part of the publicly listed PALFINGER Group.


For many years PALFINGER has been one of the world’s leading manufacturers of innovative lifting solutions for use on commercial vehicles and in the maritime field. As a multinational group headquartered in Bergheim, the PALFINGER Group, which has approx. 9,580 employees, generated total sales of approx. EUR 1,357.0 million in 2016.

The Group has production and assembly facilities in Europe, in North and South America, as well as in Asia. The pillars of corporate strategy comprise innovation and the further internationalization as well as the growing flexibility of products, services and processes. PALFINGER is regarded not only as the market leader, but also the technology leader, in the global market for hydraulic loader cranes. PALFINGER is always in proximity to its customers due to its over 5,000 sales and services centres located in over 130 countries across all continents.

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Christina Zopf 
Marketing Manager | PALFINGER MARINE 
T +43 662 4684 |

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