Our design philosophy


WE WORK FOR THE SHIP as independent designer of choice for owners and yards

360° UNDERSTANDING OF THE CUSTOMER and a holistic approach and understanding of your business model

WE ADAPT AND DELIVER and go above and beyond for your project

NO 1 TALENT MAGNET through innovation in design and career opportunities

A long and strong heritage

Setting sails in '66

Ole Steen Knudsen founded OSK in 1966 with two off-the-shelf fishing vessel designs - a wooden cutter and a steel trawler. Ever since, OSK has grown from a one-man company to OSK Group - a tight-knit family of companies servicing clients all over the world.

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Ship design since 1966

Blueprint for Quality

With more than fifty years’ experience in marine consulting and vessel design, we have in-depth knowledge and insight in all aspects of the maritime market and assist our clients on everything from concept development, ship interiors, newbuildings and retrofits to project management, tendering and contract negotiation, Owner’s Representative, supervision and much more. We also provide consultancy services on and help clients comply with regulations such as The Polar Code, EEDI and Ballast Water Management, to name a few.

Our maritime consulting services rest firmly on four solid pillars:

RISK MANAGEMENT – We help our clients avoid the pitfalls.
OSK-ShipTech provides consultancy services and helps clients manage and navigate the risks in all aspects of their marine operations - from legislation to environmental risks.

INNOVATION – We embrace technologies and push the boundaries of innovative ship design.
OSK-ShipTech strives to provide clients with innovative design solutions for vessels of all kinds built on knowledge, curiosity and new technologies. We push to drive the innovations in hybrid propulsion systems and 3D printing for the marine industry to name a few.

SUSTAINABILITY – We optimise vessel performance and fuel consumption.
All OSK-ShipTech's designs and optimisation projects aim to enhance vessel performance and minimise fuel consumption by improving hull form, sailing profiles and engine configuration. We recommend solutions, which contribute to production and usage of effective energy – for the benefit of the environment and our clients.

EXPERTISE – We pull on half a century's experience in vessel design.
OSK-ShipTech has more than fifty years' experience in naval architecture and marine engineering. You can tap into our entire pool of competences ensuring the best results for your project at all times.

“Our vision for more than fifty years has been to design and build ships for a better climate” Kristian Carøe Lind, Chief Technical Officer - OSK-ShipTech
With you all the way