Fan heater that sustains the shaky environment on board

Ulstein group AS is one of the world’s foremost suppliers of advanced vessels. Their new Bourbon Orca won the “Engineering achievement of the year” 2005.


To be nominated the innovation should have significance for the national economy and be a solution for a technical or social problem.

Bourbon Orca was christened and ready for delivery in June 2006. Fan heater Elektra V from Frico heat the new ship.
- We choose Frico because of the good quality and it is no drawback that the fan heaters also look nice, says Ronny Bårslett, department manager at Ulstein Elektro AS.

The most apparent innovation of Bourbon Orca is the design. Together with improved safety in the anchor handling process and a diesel-electric propulsion system for the first time on an anchor handling ship, the new Bourbon Orca shows improvements in regards of safety, environment, comfort, efficiency, fuel economy and sea performance.

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