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AKER YARDS TO BUILD CONSTRUCTION VESSELS FOR DOF
17.3.2006

Aker Yards has entered into a contract with DOF ASA, through its subsidiary DOFCON ASA, for the building of two large Construction Vessels, with optional agreement for two sister vessels. The value of the contract is approximately NOK 1,580 million.

One vessel is to be built at Aker Yards, Søviknes, Norway. The vessel is an Aker OSCV 06 L, designed by Aker Yards Project, with delivery scheduled for May 2008. The vessel is of 153 meters length, will be equipped with a 400 tonnes offshore crane, and will have DP Class 3 and Ice Class. The vessel will have a maximum speed of 18 knots, considered important for global operations in order to minimize mobilisation time. DOFCON has an option to order a sister vessel for delivery first quarter 2009.
 
The other vessel is to be built by Aker Yards in Brazil, with delivery scheduled for October 2008, and is of the design Aker OSCV 06. The vessel is of 138 meters length, and will be equipped with a 250 tonnes offshore crane, and will have DP Class 3. The vessel will be the only large construction vessel so far to be built in Brazil. DOFCON has an option to order a sister vessel for delivery April 2009.
 
Total project cost for the two fixed contracts amounts to approx. NOK 1.580 million.
 
An illustration of the vessel is attached.
 
For further information, please contact:
 
Tore Langballe, Aker Yards ASA             
Tel.: +47 907 77 841
Roy Reite, Aker Yards AS                         
Tel.: +47 901 10 807
Mons Aase, DOF ASA                                 
Tel.: +47 916 61 012
 
 
 
 
Aker Yards 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 of NOK 16.6 bn. in 2005, comprises 13 yards in Norway, Finland, Germany, Romania and Brazil and has approximately 13,000 employees. www.akeryards.com

 
   
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