Aker Langsten, a company in the Aker Yards Group, has signed an agreement with Simon Møkster Shipping AS of Stavanger, Norway, to build a PSV (Platform Supply Vessel) for approximately NOK 200 million. Delivery of the vessel is scheduled for the second quarter of 2005.
"Simon Møkster Shipping's newbuilding order, which follows our July 2003 delivery to them of the area contingency vessel Stril Poseidon, is a source of great pride for everyone at Langsten," says Jan Sporsem, Aker Langsten's Marketing Manager.
The platform supply vessel ordered by Simon Møkster Shipping is a MT 6000 MK II. The 3,350 gross ton vessel is 86 meters long. The PSV was designed by Marin Teknikk, located in Tjørvåg in the Sunnmøre region of Norway. The ship features diesel-electric propulsion, and is equipped for stand-by services and for freighting of methanol and other specialized cargo; it has new, optimized hull lines that result in lower fuel consumption.
For further information, please contact:
Marketing Manager, Aker Langsten
Tel: +47 71 18 35 00
Anne Jorunn Møkster
President and CEO, Simon Møkster Shipping AS
Tel: +47 51 83 90 00
SVP Corporate Communications and Investor Relations, Aker Yards ASA
Tel: +47 90 77 78 41