Ulstein: a unique, redundant control system

Ethernet on board – with the comprehensive control system

Ulstein Ship  

En route with the Ulstein IAS control system


Ship designing, shipbuilding, and the integration of electronic control systems are the key business areas of the Ulstein Group. The company specializes in the construction of modern oil rig supply ships and offshore multi-purpose ships.


Ulstein developed a new unique redundant control system in cooperation with Phoenix Contact: Ulstein IAS. To do so, automation products from Phoenix Contact were extended with special function blocks. The result: Ethernet-based automation and communication via PROFINET.


The simple system integration has made an impression. ULSTEIN IAS currently automates more than 100 ships and further projects are to come.

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03228 Vilnius
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