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AKER YARDS TO BUILD OFFSHORE SUPPLY VESSEL FOR AUGUSTA OFFSHORE
19.5.2005

Aker Yards has signed a contract with the Italian company Augusta Offshore SpA for the construction of an offshore supply vessel to be delivered in January 2007. The contract value is around NOK 130 million.

Augusta Offshore SpA has currently another vessel of the same design, UT 755 L, under construction at Aker Promar in Brazil for delivery in November this year. Augusta Offshore SpA has been present in Brazil since 1997. The company owns and operates several supply vessels based in Aracajú, Natal and Macaé.
  
 
For further information, please contact:
 
 
Tore Langballe, Senior Vice President Corporate Communications, Aker Yards ASA, +47 24 13 01 30
 
Fast facts:
Vessel Type:                         Offshore Supply Vessel, UT 755 L
Contract value:                       NOK 130 million
Yard:                                     Aker Promar
Delivery time:                         January 2007
Length and beam:                   71.90 meters long and a beam of 16 meters
Cargo capacity:                      3 200 tonnes
 
 
Aker Yards is an international shipbuilding group focusing on sophisticated vessels and is one of the world's five largest shipbuilders. The group has a strong position both in terms of innovation, product range, technology, experience and capacity. The product range includes cruise vessels and ferries, merchant vessels, offshore and specialized vessels. Aker Yards, with a turnover of NOK 12.5 bn. in 2004, comprises 13 yards in Norway, Finland, Germany, Romania and Brazil and has approximately 13,000 employees. www.akeryards.com

 
   
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