17 January 2018 PRESS RELEASE: OSK-ShipTech prepares for projects ahead – Naval Architect Carsten Ortloff joins OSK

With a series of prestigious RoRo and RoPax projects lined up in the not so distant future, Danish naval architects OSK-ShipTech A/S are ramping up the naval architect and project management department adding a very experienced naval architect with more than 18 years of design experience.

German Naval Architect Carsten Ortloff will join OSK-ShipTech 1 February 2018. He is a through and through ‘ferry man’, creating his very first ferry designs when he was only a boy. He holds a diploma in naval architecture, and since the start of his career in 2000, his main focus has been concept designs and the desire to always find the optimum design solution for the customer’s transportation task.

Carsten comes from Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft, where he has held the role of responsible naval architect for several RoRo projects and a large number of RoPax projects. Among others, he has been in charge of general arrangements, concept designs, etc. for owners like Smyril Line, BC Ferries, Irish Ferries and CMAL/Caledonian MacBrayne to name a few.

‘We are extremely happy to have Carsten on-board,’ says CEO of OSK Group, Jacob Thygesen. And continues: ‘He is a fantastic addition to our team of naval architects and marine engineers. We are quite optimistic about our order pipeline in the months to come and it makes sense for us to add further capacity to our design team.’

The general order increase is spilling over to sister company Steen Friis Design A/S, who is experiencing high demand for interior design services and interior concepts. ‘We currently have a job advertising out looking to hire an interior designer slash architect, so we will be further strengthening our capacity in ship interiors also,’ says Jacob Thygesen.


For further information, please contact CEO of OSK Group, Jacob H. Thygesen.
Phone: +45 31 10 72 72 or email jht@osk-shiptech.com


About OSK-ShipTech A/S
OSK-ShipTech is a supplier on the international market and offers competences within ship designs, interior design, technical solutions and much more. The combination of professional and commercial knowledge has involved OSK-ShipTech in shipping projects both nationally and internationally, securing the Danish company a unique position in the world’s maritime market. OSK-ShipTech is a part of OSK Group, which also consists of OSK-Offshore A/S as well as Steen Friis Design A/S. Together, the group has more than fifty years’ experience and in-depth know-how within maritime consulting, vessel design and on-board experience economy.


Ferry man through and through. Naval Architect Carsten Ortloff has designed ferries since he was a young boy. From 1 February 2018 he will design ferries for Danish naval architects OSK-ShipTech.