Aker Yards has signed a contract worth approximately NOK 480 million to build a Sub Sea IMR (inspection, maintenance and repair) Vessel for Østensjø Rederi AS. The vessel will be delivered summer 2007.
Main duties for the new vessel will be inspection, maintenance and repair (IMR), including tasks within ROV operations and light construction work. The vessel will be equipped with two hangars with a totally integrated module handling tower, skidding systems and Launch & Recovery systems for Work ROV's. All the main operations will take place inside the closed hangars.
Østensjø Rederi AS has been assigned a five years contract with 3 x 1 years option by DeepOcean AS and Statoil. Deep Ocean is in the process of being listed at the Oslo Stock Exchange.
The owner and chairman of the board of Østensjø Rederi Mr Johannes Østensjø states in a comment: "Aker Yards was chosen based on their excellent execution of their projects and their track record for delivering on time."
Roy Reite in charge of Aker Yards' Offshore & Specialized Vessels business area, says: " I am very pleased that Østensjø Rederi again has placed a newbuilding contract with Aker Yards. This contract confirms that the market for specialized vessels is continuing to develop positively." The last vessel delivered to Østensjø from Aker Yards was in 1997. Mr Reite continues: " This vessel is unique by the combination of its size, that the design, the owner and the builder is Norwegian and that it will be operating for Statoil."
Length and width
Offshore Crane AHC/CT
ST 255, Sub Sea IMR Vessel
Approx. NOK 480 million
Aker Brattvaag: Brattvaag Skipsverft
108.70 meters long, 23 meters wide
100 tons-15 meters
6 off generator sets, each appox 2000 kW
2 x 3500 kW
For Sikorsky and Super Puma
Skipsteknisk AS, Ålesund
For further information, please contact:
Tore Langballe, SVP Corporate Communications and IR, Aker Yards ASA +47 90 77 78 41
Aker Yards ASA
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