The Letter of Intent for two Fast Passenger Day Ferries signed on 2 November by Aker Yards and Color Line will today be confirmed as a firm contract worth approx. EUR 250 million.
The contract will be signed at a ceremony onboard M/S Color Fantasy in Oslo today, 11 am.
The vessels to be delivered during 2007-2008 are intended for the Denmark-Norway services. The working title "Color Superspeed" indicates that the ferry is designed for a high service speed of 27 knots.
The ca. 211 m long and 26 m wide vessels will each have 2,000 lane metres of vehicle space and take 1,800 passengers.
The vessels will be built in Finland, at Aker Yards, Rauma, and means 1,600 man years of work for the shipyard.
A picture of " Color Superspeed" can be found at:
For further information please contact:
Aker Yards Finland
Yrjö Julin, President,
+358 40 751 7940
Sinikka Railo, Communications Manager,
+358 40 5120253
Aker Yards ASA
SVP Communications and Investor Relations,
+47 24 13 01 30
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 and ferries, merchant vessels, offshore and specialized vessels. Aker Yards, with a turnover in the range of euro 1.5-2 bn per year, comprises 13 yards in Norway, Finland, Germany, Romania and Brazil and has approximately 13,000 employees.