Expanding our interior design capacities
As of 1 April 2016 OSK-ShipTech A/S has acquired Steen Friis Design – Architects and Interior Designers with a solid track record of high profile interior design projects in the maritime sector.
04-04-2016 Experienced naval architects wanted! We are hiring for our office in Copenhagen. Are you experienced in the field of naval architecture, structural calculations, rules/regulations etc. and do you want to design the ships of the future? Then you might be one of the candidates we are looking for. Read the full job description. 04-04-2016
Danish Society for Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering hosts a mini-conference on the subject of IPR in the Marine Industry on Monday 7 March 2016 from 16.00-20.00 in collaboration with IDA Maritim. Managing Director of OSK-ShipTech A/S, Anders Ørgård Hansen, will address some of the issues and challenges of IPR in the marine industry.
OSK-ShipTech A/S is behind the ferry design and tender procedure for a new domestic ferry for one of the western most routes in Denmark between Thyborøn and Agger. Operating in the choppy waters of the West coast in sea area class C, the ferry needs to comply with higher security level allowing water on deck compared to most other inland ferries operating in sea area class D.
To keep the vessel light and allow for high fluctuations in tides and shallow water conditions, the ferry will have a low draught and land-based ramp system. The project scope is a double-ended ferry with short loading and off-loading time, capacity of 98 passengers and 2 man-staff, subject to authority approval.
OSK-ShipTech A/S is in charge of the ferry design, project design, proposal material and the tender procedure.
11-11-2015 We are looking for an innovative naval architect/project manager in Copenhagen! Welcome onboard!
We are expanding our OSK-crew with a capable project manager
Our order portfolio on challenging ship design is constantly expanding, so we are looking for a skilled naval architect with relevant project management experience and a general background in naval architecture and marine engineering.
OSK-ShipTech A/S is one of the leading naval consultancy companies in Denmark with clients all over the world. We have offices in Copenhagen and Aarhus with a total staff of 45 naval architects, marine engineers, mechanical engineers, draughtsmen, interior designers etc.
We specialise in newbuilding and conversion designs, tender material and contract documents, building supervision on vessels of all types, risk management, rules and regulations etc.
You can read the full job advertisement here.
The LNG-powered Samsø-ferry designed by OSK-ShipTech was rewarded today during The Danish Maritime Fair as a great example of how to think innovative ship design in relation to the local environment and infrastructure – in this case a local community with a strong green ambition based on self-sufficiency. Princess Isabella is based on modern hybrid technology and proves to show the environmental benefit of cooperation between ship and shore (biogas production).
With increasingly more cruise operations in polar waters, OSK-ShipTech and Ready Risk Consulting are venturing into a joint new strategic business area. The aim is to address the needs of ship owners and polar cruise operators and help them tackle the risks and hazards of polar operations spanning anything from practical and operational risks, over new ship designs to compliance with the Polar Code.
01-09-2015 The art of agility in the marine business CEO Anders Ørgård Hansen interviewed in ShippingWatch about OSK’s adaptability in a constantly changing market. Due to a declining offshore market, OSK-Offshore had to close its Hamburg office last year and say goodbye to a handful of employees. But as demand increased - especially in the passenger ferry sector - OSK acquired A/S Jørgen Petersen with 40 years’ experience on special vessels and passenger ferries. It’s the swings and roundabouts, really. Being able to utilize and exchange knowledge and competences between OSK’s dual legs – ShipTech and Offshore respectively. It is all about maintaining and keeping the knowledge accumulated in our employees and channel them to where they’re needed on varying projects and activities. This a vital capability in a business founded on long term client relations and extended timeframes from... 01-09-2015
Audit complete, and we are complying!
Both our divisions, OSK-ShipTech A/S and OSK-Offshore, have completed the final audits with DNV-GL and are now certified to conform to the Quality Management System DS/EN ISO 9001:2008. An important competitive advantage as were are operating in the high risk business environment of the maritime and offshore sector.
The certificate covers the following scope of our core competences:
Naval Architecture and Mechanical Engineering consultancy services comprising feasibility studies, design of new builds and conversions, structure strength, ship motions and stability analysis, interior design, sea fastening and transport and site supervision.
As ship sizes continue to increase and mooring operations hence become more complicated and dangerous, safer and more efficient moorings systems are needed to comply. In today’s market there is huge potential in developing safer systems for a field of operation currently defined by ‘creative’ on-the-spot-solutions with high injury rates among ships’ crews to follow.
On 9 June Dept. Manager Kristian Holten Møller from OSK-ShipTech A/S was guest speaker at the UN's IMO 95th session of the Maritime Safety Committee in London. Together with Steen Nielsen from the Danish Maritime Authorities (DMA), he gave a speech on the topic of Safe Mooring Systems and Innovative Mooring Solutions. IMO, the International Maritime Organization, is the United Nations' specialised agency responsible for safety and security in the shipping industry.
08-06-2015 MF Samsø gets its new royal name On 6 June the MF Samsø was named after Her Royal Highness Princess Isabella. The young princess named the ferry herself at a ceremony on Samsø. The ferry is designed by OSK-ShipTech A/S and is the first domestic LNG ferry in Denmark - designed and built to reflect the green philosophy and sustainable community of Samsø. Congratulations on the new royal name! 08-06-2015
At the ShipPax Ferry Shipping Conference 2015 held in Rotterdam 21-23 April, OSK-ShipTech A/S and Fjord Line A/S received the prestigious SHIPPAX AWARD 2014 for the spectacular conversion of m/v OSLOFJORD into a modern day ferry. This conversion and modernisation project has been managed by OSK-ShipTech A/S, who has also supplied the naval architecture. The project was delivered on time and on budget – proving OSK-ShipTech A/S’ excellent project management skills. We have collaborated with Owner Fjord Line, Ship Yard STX and Falkum-Hansen Design from Oslo, who has designed the streamlined interior, resulting in a modern, comfortable passenger ferry with all amenities.
17-04-2015 OSK-ShipTech A/S acquires A/S Jørgen Petersen - Consulting naval architects As of 1 April 2015, we have acquired consulting naval architects A/S Jørgen Petersen who has more than 40 years of experience in ship design and consulting in the marine industry. Adding their expertise within smaller passenger ferries and special vessels, the pooling of know-how of the two companies will further expand our client portfolio to cover the entire span of passenger vessels - large and small. The aim is to reinforce OSK-ShipTech's leading position within the development and implementation of alternative propulsion systems and expand the implementation from smaller to larger vessels as the battery technology matures. 17-04-2015