Yearly Archives: 2017

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas Sometimes it’s hard to find the right Christmas gift. Sometimes it’s very easy. This year our Christmas gift aims to help the 844 million people on our planet lacking access to safe water. With this gift we give life and hope for the future, in the places where it’s needed the most. WaterAid is an international independent organisation … Read more →


Thanks Claes!

Thanks Claes! After (only) 38 years at FKAB Marine Design, Claes Claeson is taking a well-deserved retirement! In the spring of 1980 Claes began working at FKAB Marine Design as a concept designer. In 1993 he then took over as CEO for about 25 years and the last 5 years, Claes has worked as Head of our Sales and … Read more →


LNT 45 is Launched

LNT 45 is Launched The 45 000 m3 LNG vessel for Saga LNG shipping has been launched at China Merchants Heavy Industry. It has a patented LNG tank system named LNT A-BOX, developed by LNG New Technologies. This is the first vessel of its kind and we are looking forward to see the finalized vessel during next year. The vessel has … Read more →


EK-RIVER Launched

EK-RIVER Launched The Chemical & Product tanker that the Owner Ektank has ordered at Chengxi Shipyard has been launched successfully. The vessel has a deadweight at design draught of 18 600 tonnes/ 19 999 tonnes at freeboard draught and is designed for low fuel consumption and high cargo capacity. It is designed to meet all known future demands from governments, … Read more →


Modernization of coating equipment in PPM “Kama" Russia

UMV Coating Systems to make coating equipment modernization in PPM “Kama" Ltd, Russia PPM  “Kama" Ltd. Is a producer of high quality LWC paper, their production plant and HQ is located in Krasnokamsk, Perm Krai, Russia, annual production is approx. 85 000 MT. In order to increase product quality Kama has signed a contract with UMV Coating Systems to modernize … Read more →


Meet us at Marintec China Dec 5-8 2017

Meet us at Marintec China Dec 5-8 2017 Lu Bin, General Manager FKAB China and Peter Hermansson CEO FKAB is welcoming ship owners / yards / suppliers to meet us during Marintec China and our colleagues to discuss your next generation of vessels. Stand N1K11-3 Swedish Pavilion Date December 5-8 2017 Venue Shanghai New International Expo Centre 2345 Longyand Road, Pudong New Area, Shanghai, PRC   About … Read more →


Yet another FKAB designed bitumen vessel delivered in oct 2017

Yet another FKAB designed bitumen vessel delivered in oct 2017 Yet another FKAB designed vessel delivered, this time to TSA / Tarbit Shipping AB of Skärhamn. FKAB present this new generation of vessels with its new type of hull lines,which is optimized for low fuel consumption with maximum cargo intake, with highest standard for crew and latest machinery … Read more →


Meet us at Paperex 1-4 Nov 2017

When 1-4 November 2017 13th International Exhibition & Conference on Pulp, Paper & Allied Industries Where Pragati Maidan New Delhi, INDIA   Exact HALL No. 11 Booth No. 1139     Explore unlimited opportunities at Paperex 2017 The PAPEREX 2017 exhibition comprises of several product themes and industry sub-sectors that covers the entire universe of products and services in the field of Pulp, Paper and allied industries. Why Visit an Exhibition: There … Read more →


Coralius one of the world's best bunkering ship

Coralius one of the world's best bunkering ship The LNG bunker/feeder vessel Coralius is in operation for the owner Sirius Veder Gas AB. The first bunkering operation some weeks ago, ship to ship, was between two FKAB designs, Coralius & Fure West. Coralius concept and specification was developed by FKAB. When Fure West was built, concept, specification and Basic design were made … Read more →


Fure Vinga launched

Fure Vinga launched The first of the six sister vessels that Gothia Tanker Alliance has ordered at Avic Dingheng is launched and is located at the quay ready to be equipped. The vessels have a deadweight of 16300 DWT on design draught, are equipped with dual fuel engines for LNG operation & have ice class 1A. This vessel concept … Read more →


Meet us at MIAC

When 11-13 October 2017 24th edition Where MIAC c/o Lucca Fiere Exhibition Centre Via della Chiesa XXXII, 237 – 55100 Lucca, Italy   Exact Booth 111 MIAC, International Meeting Point! 270 Exhibitors, 5000 Visitors: this is MIAC in Lucca (Italy)! Visiting MIAC means obtaining a full overview of the technology and equipment available to the paper industry sector (production of Paper and Paperboard and converting of Tissue Paper) … Read more →


Uddevalla kommun och Mattssonföretagen tecknar gemensam avsiktsförklaring

Visionsbild av Anegrundsområdet vid Bäveån i centrala Uddevalla. Illustration: Liljewall Uddevalla kommun och Mattssonföretagen tecknar gemensam avsiktsförklaring Uddevalla kommun och Mattssonföretagen har undertecknat en avsiktsförklaring för utveckling av det område vid Bäveån som benämns Anegrund. Avsiktsförklaringen blir giltig i och med att den godkänns av kommunfullmäktige den 11 oktober. Båda parter äger delar av marken och med avtalet vill man … Read more →


UMV to supply coaters to OOO Mayak-Technocell

UMV to supply coaters to OOO Mayak-Technocell (MTC), Penza Russia Joint venture OOO Mayak-Technocell (MTC) have selected UMV Coating Systems to supply key components for their new PM6 in Penza Russia. The contract contain state of the art coating units for surface treatment of both top- and reverse side of the paper. The new PM 6 will produce décor- and … Read more →


Sea Trials for Tarbit BIT ECO

Sea Trials for Tarbit BIT ECO Sea Trials for Tarbit BIT ECO 7 200 m3 Bitumen Carrier has now been performed in Istanbul at different operation modes and at design and ballast draught. The vessel is operating at different operating modes to optimize the use of generators to save fuel. In seagoing mode, the shaft generator is providing power for power … Read more →


Tack Jonny

Tack Jonny Efter (bara) 33 år på UFAB, tar Jonny Wikstedt en välförtjänt pension! Sommaren 1984 började Jonny på UFAB som montör och maskinarbetare. Efter en kort tid utvecklades kunskaperna och han började köra CNC fräsmaskin. Att vara tvåfotad har alltid varit en självklar plan hos UFAB för att få en positiv utveckling och framsynthet i vår strävan efter … Read more →


Meet us at Specialty Papers US 2017

Meet us at Specialty Papers US Sept 19-21 2017 Specialty Papers US is the premier event in North America dedicated to the specialty papers industry. Bringing together more than 130 key decision makers, industry experts and end users, all in one room, Milwaukee, WI, September 19-21. UMV are attending this event and are at your disposal to discuss the latest … Read more →


We participate on the 28th PTS Coating Symposium 2017

We participate on the 28th PTS Coating Symposium 2017 Per Emilsson will speak about Pinholes reduction in water based barrier coatings Read the abstract here   The international meeting point for surface upgrading With some 240 participants, the PTS Coating Symposium is the largest and most prominent international meeting place for the surface finishing of paper and board. It will be held on … Read more →


Welcome Eva

Välkommen Eva Vi förstärker våra resurser och välkomnar Eva till UFAB som ny Supply Chain Manager som kommer ansvara för avdelningarna inköp och logistik. Eva har en gedigen bakgrund från många olika branscher som kommer bli ett positivt tillskott för UFABs fortsatta strävan mot ständiga förbättringar. Eva jobbade senast på företaget Inresol som COO (Chief of Operations). Innan … Read more →


Welcome to Donsö Shipping Meet 2017

Welcome to Donsö Shipping Meet 2017 Peter Hermansson, CEO FKAB is welcoming ship owners / yards / suppliers to meet us during Donsö Shipping Meet and our colleagues to discuss your next generation of vessels. Stand B37 SMTF Pavilion   Let's meet! The one place to be in 2017 is Donsö, an island off the west coast of Sweden. More than 600 … Read more →


Välkommen Mathias

Välkommen Mathias Vi förstärker våra resurser och välkomnar Mathias till UFAB som ny arbetsledare för den tillverkande avdelningen svets och maskinbearbetning. Mathias jobbade senast på Tranter i Vänersborg som arbetsledare med liknande arbetsuppgifter och innan det på Volvo Cars i Uddevalla som områdeschef. Att få chansen att jobba på UFAB var inget jag kunde missa. UFABs affärsidé – man … Read more →


Snacka om mycket verkstad – både ute och inne

Reportage i Bohusläningen   Snacka om mycket verkstad – både ute och inne Om ni hör ni något i luften som surrar kan det vara UFAB-bina (UFABee) som är ute och arbetar. För det är inte bara inne i verkstaden som flitens lampa lyser. Ute på gårdsplanen står tio bikupor, som ett resultat av företagets miljötänk. – Ja, det var en idé … Read more →


Energy efficiency design

Energy efficiency design Are your vessels prepared for future environmental regulations demands? Will they be efficient enough to stay competitive the coming years? State German Maritime Authority FKAB has been selected by Docksta yard in Sweden for designing the largest pilot vessels in modern time for the State German Maritime Authority for the ­western inlet of the Kiel channel.     The project includes Class … Read more →


Meet us at ZELLCHEMING-Expo 2017

Meet us at ZELLCHEMING-Expo 2017 ZELLCHEMING-Expo is the only trade exhibition of the European pulp, paper and supplier industry in Europe’s biggest paper manufacturing nation.   Event Opening Hours Tuesday, 4 July 2017 09.00 – 18.00 hrs Wednesday, 5 July 2017 09.00 – 18.00 hrs Thursday, 6 July 2017 09.00 – 15.30 hrs   More information At ZELLCHEMING-Expo you´ll get an overview over the whole product range … Read more →


Investment: CNC turning with high performance and unsurpassed production values

  Investment CNC turning with high performance and unsurpassed production values UFAB Shanghai has invested in a Mazak Quick Turn Smart 300 CNC turning. It´s a combination machine witch provides high performance and unsurpassed production values with a high powered integrated sub spindle and Y-axis. The low thrust force ensures high accuracy turning even for small diameter shaft workpieces … Read more →


De fick chansen att ta klivet upp från verkstadsgolvet

Reportage i Bohuslänningen     De fick chansen att ta klivet upp från verkstadsgolvet I en värld dominerad av män kan det vara svårt som kvinna att ta plats. Linda Maxell och Anette Hansson tog chansen att göra det. På Uddevalla Finmekanik AB, Ufab nere vid Junogatan strömmar jobben in. Så pass att bara de senaste tre månaderna har styrkan på monteringen … Read more →



Meet the World at Nor-Shipping

  Meet the World at Nor-Shipping Peter Hermansson, CEO FKAB and Lu Bin, GM FKAB China, is welcoming ship owners / yards / suppliers to meet us during Nor-Shipping in Oslo and our colleagues to discuss your next generation of vessels. Stand T03-05 Swedish Pavilion   Nor-Shipping is the leading maritime event week. Its top-quality exhibition, high-level conferences and prime networking opportunities … Read more →


Welcome Daniel

Welcome Daniel Warm welcome to Daniel Axelsson, who starts working with us at UMV Coating Systems AB. Daniel will take the Purchasing Manager role and also some project management tasks. Daniel has a background with the consulting company ÅF, where he worked as project manager and engineer for 4 years. During these four years, UMV hired Daniel as … Read more →



Takt flow ahead of spring crops (Time Lapse Video)

Takt flow ahead of spring crops For the upcoming spring crops we have a takt flow in the factory for our customer in agricultural industry. The product that we produce is a seed machine that will increase the harvest up to 10-15% because it shoots down seed and fertilizers further down in the soil than normal machines. This … Read more →


Welcome Robert

Welcome Robert We are expanding our service department and welcome Robert Ballester. Robert has previously worked as service technician at Munkeröds Industrial AB and before that he ran his own business and working as a welder and a plumber with pipelaying at industrial sites.   I feel incredibly excited to start working at UMV Coating Systems. I've had a bit … Read more →



Welcome to PaperCon 2017 in Minneapolis, USA

Welcome to PaperCon 2017 in Minneapolis, USA Date April 23 - 26 2017   Don't miss the opportunity to be part of the most important gathering of Paper and Board Professionals in the industry. PaperCon brings together industry professionals from around the world eager to share knowledge, innovation and new ideas about the paper and board industry. These professionals know that … Read more →


The ships of tomorrow

The ships of tomorrow Our approach to designing chemical tankers is based on our long term ­experience in ship design and many years of working with leading tanker ­operators. Utkilen places orders for advanced Eco-design ice-class chemical tankers, with FKAB design. Utkilen, has entered into newbuilding contracts with AVIC Dingheng Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. in China for up to four ­advanced … Read more →


Thanks Ronny

  Thanks Ronny After (only) 36 years at UFAB Ronny Hermansson is taking a well-deserved retirement. In the autumn of 1980 Ronny began working at UFAB, as UFAB searched for an expert machine fitter to be able to work in both the machine shop and assembly. This suited Ronny perfectly because he was working at Jonsereds factory with similar tasks. In … Read more →


Welcome Lena

Welcome Lena We are reinforcing our staff and welcomes Lena Blom to UFAB. Lena is from now part of the team that builds the new global product, OXE Diesel developed by the company Cimco Marine AB. Lena will, like all the other UFAB employees, work with several other products. This is a part of our AIM-method which describes … Read more →


Welcome Henrik

Welcome Henrik Warm welcome to Henrik Karlsson, who starts working with us at UMV Coating Systems. Henrik will take on the key role in our sales- and marketing team as our new Technical Sales Manager. Henrik has previously worked with design and development of machines, such as robotic tools, robot cells and material handling equipment at the consulting … Read more →


Unique cost saving design after your needs

Unique Cost Saving Design After Your Needs   Close to major European ship owners Close to leading ship-builders in Asia FKAB established in China since 2001 Total design consultancy from idea to delivery Several tested ship designs from small to large vessels Future concepts LNG feeders LNG bunker tankers Tankers Dry cargo Multi Purpose VLOC Ro/Ro Dredging Offshore Bitumen Save Time & … Read more →


An Extra Arm Helps UFAB Quality Work

An Extra Arm Helps UFAB Quality Work The portable measuring arms allow UFAB to take measurements directly in the manufacturing environment, where process improvements are the most beneficial. No long installation times, simplicity of operation and ever-reliable 3D measurements: articulated arms which can be equipped with different length probes and scan heads to measure even difficult-to-access points either … Read more →


We Celebrate International Women's day

We Celebrate International Women's day Today, March 8th, is the International Women's day, this is how we are celebrating it on UFAB!     Vi firar Internationella Kvinnodagen Idag den 8 mars är det den Internationella kvinnodagen, så här firar vi det på UFAB. Read more →


Watch the Successful Launch of Bit Eco

  Watch the Successful Launch of Bit Eco Tarbit Shipping AB has launched BIT ECO successfully by a ceremony conducted on 17th of January 2017. Mr. Torkel Hermansson, the Swedish shipowner, delivered a short speech in the launching ceremony too and expressed their happiness and trust. The ceremony was completed following the launch of BIT ECO.   Source: RMK Marine Read more →


Welcome Nermin

Welcome Nermin We are reinforcing our staff and welcomes Nermin Hadzic to UFAB. Nermin is from now part of the team that builds the new global product, OXE Diesel developed by the company Cimco Marine AB. Nermin will, like all the other UFAB employees, work with several other products, in order to obtain a positive development and far-sighted … Read more →


UMV & The Packaging Greenhouse Collaboration

UMV & The Packaging Greenhouse improve their combined customer offering UMV and The Packaging Greenhouse has decided to cooperate within paper- and board testing. The UMV Pilot plant in Säffle, Sweden, now also houses the measuring equipment and laboratory services of the Packaging Greenhouse. This means that all customers that perform trials on the UMV Pilot Line can get all … Read more →


UFAB invests in enhanced quality

UFAB Invests in Enhanced Quality Within the ongoing program for improvements which UFAB is conducting, AIM (Always Improve Method), the company has, during the last few weeks invested in two different new machines. In order to meet our customers growing needs of labelling of products, we have invested in a laser marking machine. With this laser marking machine we … Read more →


Utkilen Orders Eco-design Tankers

Utkilen places orders for advanced Eco-design ice-class chemical tankers, with FKAB design Utkilen, has entered into newbuilding contracts with AVIC Dingheng Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. in China for up to four advanced 9,900 dwt. ice class chemical tankers with cargo tanks in duplex stainless steel. The vessels will be built in accordance with FKAB Eco-design, and fitted with modern … Read more →


The Swedish Ministry of industry visited UMV

Feature news from Säffle Newspaper, UMV free translation The Swedish Ministry of industry visited UMV Representatives from the Ministry of Industry, Region Värmland, the Paper Province and Säffle municipality visited last Tuesday UMV Coating Systems in Säffle, who told us about their innovations and all about the unique Pilot Plant. "We want to become a European Coating Competence Center! UMV develops … Read more →


Happy Chinese New Year! - 新年快乐 / 新年快樂

Happy Chinese New Year! - 新年快乐 / 新年快樂 We wish all our customers & business partners Happy Chinese New Year 2017!   2017 Is a Fire Rooster Year In Chinese astrology, each zodiac year is not just associated with an animal sign, but also one of five elements: Gold (Metal), Wood, Water, Fire, or Earth. Every 12 years there is a … Read more →


Happy Chinese New Year! - 新年快乐 / 新年快樂

Happy Chinese New Year! - 新年快乐 / 新年快樂 We wish all our customers & business partners Happy Chinese New Year 2017!   2017 Is a Fire Rooster Year In Chinese astrology, each zodiac year is not just associated with an animal sign, but also one of five elements: Gold (Metal), Wood, Water, Fire, or Earth. Every 12 years there is a … Read more →


Thanks Alaadin and Eldar for internship week

Thanks Alaadin and Eldar for internship week During the week Alaadin and Eldar did their internship at UFAB, and made a fantastic work. The guys have learned a lot about assembly operations and had the absolute best supervisors, Daniel Öberg and Christofer Westbring. They have mounted snow chains, agricultural equipment and cabinets for medical analysis. Alaadin and Eldar … Read more →


Sedex - SMETA Approved

Sedex - SMETA Godkänd Vi har blivit godkända av Sedex gällande SMETA Certifieringen. SMETA är ett revisionsformat, en sammanställning av god praxis för etiska granskning. Den är framtagen för att hjälpa revisorer att genomföra högkvalitativa revisioner som omfattar alla aspekter av ansvarsfull affärspraxis. För mer information gällande granskningen finns all info här: SMETA Measurement Criteria: A common set of instructions on … Read more →