Aker Yards has signed a contract worth approximately NOK 450 million to build an Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessel (AHTS) for Farstad Supply AS. The vessel will be delivered in the summer 2007.
The design has been developed in close cooperation within the maritime cluster in the region. High emphasis has been placed on developing a future-oriented vessel, with strong focus on safe and environmentally sound working operations.
Farstad Supply AS is wholly owned by Farstad Shipping ASA. The new vessel will be the most advanced within the Farstad-fleet, confirming their position as supplier of services to the oil and gas industry, both in deep waters and in rough conditions. The power of the engines will be 27 500 HP, and the vessel will be one of the biggest and most advanced vessels within its segment.
This is Aker Yards' 16th contract with Farstad Shipping.
Vessel type UT 732 CD, Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessel
Contract value Approx. NOK 450 million
Yard Aker Brattvaag, Langsten
Delivery time Summer 2007
Length 92.70 meters long
Classes DnV +1A1, Tug, SV, IceC, E0, SF, Dynpos AUTR, Clean Design, Comf-V(3),
TMON, BIS, DK(+), HL(p)
Deadweight 4 800 tons at depth 7.7 m.
Design Rolls-Royce Marine
For further information, please contact:
Tore Langballe, SVP Corporate Communications and IR, Aker Yards ASA
+47 24 13 01 30
Magne Håberg, SVP Sales and Marketing,
Aker Brattvaag AS
+47 915 10 231
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