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AKER YARDS TO BUILD 2 SUPPLY VESSELS FOR FARSTAD SUPPLY
27.3.2006

Aker Yards has signed a contract with Farstad Supply AS, a company within Farstad Shipping ASA in Ålesund, Norway, to deliver one UT 751 E platform supply vessel and one UT 712 L anchor handling tug supply vessel. The total value of the contract is approx NOK 570 million.

This is the 18th and 19th contract between the shipowner Farstad Shipping and Aker Yards. The hulls for the vessels will be built in Romania and outfitted at Aker Yards, Brevik. Delivery of the vessels are scheduled for December 2007 and March 2008.
 
 
 
Fast facts:
Vessel type:                                       UT 751 E, Platform Supply Vessel
Outfitting Yard:                                  Aker Yards, Brevik
Delivery time:                                    December 2007
Length and width:                              93 meters long, 21 meters wide (breadth moulded)
Deadweight:                                      4.500 tons
Design:                                              Rolls Royce Marine
 
Fast facts:
Vessel type:                                       UT 712 L, Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessel
Outfitting Yard:                                  Aker Yards, Brevik
Delivery time:                                     March 2008
Length and width:                              78,3 meters long, 17,2 meters wide (breadth moulded)
Deadweight:                                      2.350 tons
Design:                                              Rolls Royce Marine
 
For further information, please contact:
Karl Johan Bakken , Managing Director, Farstad Shipping ASA              +47 901 05 697
Torstein L. Stavseng, CFO, Farstad Shipping ASA                                                          +47 911 07 001
Tore Langballe, SVP Corporate Communications, Aker Yards ASA        +47 24 13 01 30
Lars Stärk, Managing Director Aker Brevik                                                                    +47 91 85 05 60
 
                                                
Aker Yards ASA is an international shipbuilding group focusing on sophisticated vessels. The group has a strong position 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
 
Aker Yards is part of the Aker Group www.akerasa.com a leading multi-industry powerhouse with more than 40,000 employees and EUR 7, 5 billion revenue. Aker owns 55, 6 % of Aker Yards. Aker's core businesses are leaders in their
field. The Aker Group is a worldwide supplier of technology based products and advanced, integrated solutions for customers in oil, gas, energy and process industries. The Aker Group is also a major European shipbuilder and a significant participant in the fishing industry.
 

 
   
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