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AKER YARDS TO BUILD MORE OFFSHORE VESSELS FOR "K" LINE
1.11.2007

Aker Yards has signed a contract with "K" Line Offshore AS for building of four Platform Supply Vessels of Aker Yards design. The total value of this contract is approximately NOK 1,4 billion. Delivery of the four Platform Supply Vessels is scheduled between fourth quarter of 2010 and third quarter of 2011.

"K" Line is one of the world's largest ship owners/operators, mainly focusing on Container, Car Carriers, Bulk, LNG and Tankers. "K" Line will now enter into the offshore market and this order on four PSV`s will together with the order for two Anchor Handlers of Aker AH 12 design earlier this autumn make a solid platform for this entrance. 
 
Roy Reite, President of Aker Yards' Offshore & Specialized Vessels business area, says:
"I am pleased to see that Aker Yards has been awarded this contract with "K" Line, which is one of the largest ship owning/operating companies in the world, with more than 460 vessels in its fleet. We look forward to cooperate with this new strategic customer in the offshore market."
 
Also these vessels are designed by Aker Yards Project and are designed according to Clean Design class, and for good sea keeping performance, low fuel consumption and environmental friendly operations.
 
The hull for the vessels will be built at Aker Yards in Romania and outfitted at Aker Yards in Norway.

 

Fast facts:
 
Vessels type
Platform Supply Vessel
Design
Aker Yards PSV 06 CD
Length
LOA 94,90 m
Beam
20 m
Deadweight
5.100 t
Main engines
8.800 kW
Speed
16 knots
Accommodation
25
 
 
For further information please contact:
 
Aker Yards ASA
Tore Langballe                        SVP Communications & IR                Tel +47 24 13 01 30
 
Aker Yards, Offshore & Specialized Vessels
Hege Anita Akselvoll               Communications Manager                 Tel +47 71 18 35 34
 
 
Aker Yards ASA is an international shipbuilding group focusing on sophisticated vessels. The group has a strong position both in terms of innovation, product range, technology, experience and capacity. The product range includes cruise vessels & ferries, merchant vessels and offshore & specialized vessels. Aker Yards comprises 18 yards in Brazil, Finland, France, Germany, Norway, Romania, Ukraine and Vietnam. Aker Yards has approximately 21,000 employees.

 
   
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