PALFINGER MARINE is the proud supplier to Ship of the Year 2017

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In a ceremony at the Nor-Shipping trade fair in Oslo today, the new state-of-the-art high-voltage cable laying vessel NKT Victoria was announced as winner of the prestigious Ship of the Year award, issued by the shipping journal Skipsrevyen. The annual award goes to a Norwegian-built vessel that represents innovation, value added and technological advances. The goal is to acknowledge innovation in Norwegian ship development. This year’s second contender was the Windea Leibniz, a Service Operation Vessel (SOV) for the offshore wind industry.

“PALFINGER MARINE warmly congratulates ship owner NKT along with the vessel’s building yard and design company with winning Ship of the year 2017. We are proud to be one of the suppliers to NKT Victoria, contributing to increase the vessel’s safety and operational efficiency with a comprehensive deck equipment package”, says Vice President Sales & Marketing in PALFINGER MARINE, Bjørn Sturle Hillestad.

PALFINGER MARINE has already a track record as supplier to Ship of the Year. The recent four years PALFINGER MARINE has equipped the three award winners of 2017, 2015 and 2013 – in addition to several runners-up.
To NKT Victoria, PALFINGER MARINE supplied a package consisting of a major winch package (including anchor- and mooring winches, 6-point mooring system winches, A&R winches and various pulling winches) where all of them are electrical driven, two foldable knuckle boom cranes, two totally enclosed lifeboats with accompanying davits, as well as a rescue boat davit.

“This major delivery truly showcases PALFINGER MARINE as a competitive one stop-shop for high-quality deck equipment to the maritime industry. Having a single supplier of complete packages with cranes, winches, lifesaving appliances and other offshore equipment – all supported by attractive service solutions – saves customers time and money, and reduces complexity in their procurement processes. Our global service network helps customers to streamline the service needs for their deck equipment”, Hillestad says. 

PALFINGER MARINE scope of delivery to NKT Victoria

Lifesaving Equipment:

2 x LBT 750 C totally enclosed lifeboat
2 x NPD 11300H pivoting davit + 2 x LBT 750 lifeboat
1 x NPDS 3500HFR pivoting davit


1 x Complete anchor and mooring winch package, five winches in total
1 x Complete six-points mooring winch system, six winches in total
3 x Abandon and recovery winches
2 x Initiation winches
2 x Tugger winches


2 x PK8500TM foldable knuckle boom crane

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Queries to:

Bjørn Sturle Hillestad

VP Sales & Marketing, PALFINGER MARINE

Tel: +47 481 60 800


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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 
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