21 March 2019 Third international design award to OSK Group within a week
It was a hattrick week for OSK Group at the on-going Ferry Shipping Summit 2019 when Steen Friis Design received the Ferry of the Year award for best ferry delivered in 2018.
Merely a week after receiving two Shippax Awards, the Technology and Design Award and the Ferry Concept Award respectively, Steen Friis Design is awarded once again for the interiors on Irish Ferries’ RoPax newbuilding W.B. YEATS, which was delivered by Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft in 2018. Throughout the design process, passenger comfort, recreational facilities, and various solutions for easy access between decks and public spaces etc. have been paramount and the result is a timeless and modern ferry with a series of outstanding public areas.
“We cannot be more proud right now,” says Anders Ørgård, CCO of Steen Friis Design and OSK Group. “Irish Ferries is a long term client for us and in less than a week the ferry has been awarded twice – what better way to seal a relationship!” And he continues: “The honour is not ours alone – this is only due to a fantastic collaboration between owners Irish Ferries, builders and designers Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft, OSK-ShipTech, and Steen Friis Design.”
As mentioned above, sister company in OSK Group, OSK-ShipTech, has also been involved in the project as Owner’s Consultant for Irish Ferries. For CEO of OSK Group, Jacob Thygesen, this underlines the Group’s entire business model: “From a consultant’s point of view, it is very satisfying to know that we can offer our customers the full synergy effect of having all marine consultancy and interior design services in-house taking their projects from initial ideas and concepts to award-winning vessels.”
W.B. YEATS – Ferry of the Year
Owner: Irish Ferries
Builders & Designers: Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft
Owner’s Consultant: OSK-ShipTech A/S
Interior Designers: Steen Friis Design A/S