Aker Brattvaag, a company in the Aker Yards Group, has signed a contract with Volstad Maritime AS, Ålesund, Norway for outfitting of one ROV Survey / Supply Vessel at Aker Langsten.
The contract is worth approximately NOK 300 million. The vessel is scheduled for delivery in June 2005 and the work will start before Christmas 2004.
Peter Tennfjord, Senior Vice President at Aker Langsten says in a comment: "This contract implies that we avoid temporary lay-offs that were previously scheduled from December and into the first quarter of 2005. We are still not at full capacity utilization, but we now have a steadier workload at the yard."
The vessel has the designation ST-253L, designed by Skipsteknisk AS in Ålesund. The vessel will be 92.5 meters long and 18 meters wide. Main propulsion will be Azimuth 2 x 2,500 kW, and four generator sets 2 x Wärtsilä 6L32, each 2,880 kW and 2 x Wärtsilä 9L20, each 1,530 kW. The vessel will be according to class DnV A1, E0, SF, Dynpos AUTR, CLEAN, COMF-C3 -V3, Heldk SH, FiFi II.
For further information, please contact:
Peter Tennfjord, Senior Vice President Aker Langsten
Tore Langballe, SVP Corporate Communications and IR, Aker Yards ASA
+47 24 13 01 30
Aker Yards ASA is an international shipbuilding group focusing on complex and sophisticated vessels and is Europe's largest and one of the world's five largest shipbuilders. Aker Yards has a strong position in terms of capacity, product range, technology and experience. The Company's product range includes offshore vessels, cruise and ferry vessels, other complex vessels and merchant vessels. The Group has 13 yards in four countries in Europe and in Brazil. Aker Yards had a revenue of NOK 16 bn. in 2003, and has approximately 14.500 employees. www.akeryards.com
Aker Brattvaag AS is a subsidiary of Aker Yards ASA and comprises six shipyards in Norway, Romania and Brazil.
Aker Brattvaag has approximately 4000 employees, and an annual revenue of NOK 3-3.5 billion. The company builds a wide range of specialized vessels, including offshore supply and fishing vessels. The company's main office is in Brattvåg, near Ålesund. www.brattvaag.no