Aker Yards has entered into a contract with Farstad Shipping ASA for building of four AHTS Vessels with a value of approx NOK 2,1 billion.
The vessels to be built are 87.4 m x 21 m Multifunctional Deep Water Anchor Handling/Tug/Supply/Service Vessels, based on the Rolls-Royce design; UT 731 CD. The Vessels are scheduled for delivery from Aker Yards, Langsten in the second and third quarter of 2009, and the first and second quarter of 2010. The vessels will also be equipped to perform ROV services through a dedicated ROV hangar. The vessels will have a Bollard Pull of 230 tons, and will be outfitted with all equipment necessary to support the most challenging operations and environments world wide.
Including this contract Aker Yards have delivered and under construction a total of 25 vessels for Farstad Shipping ASA.
Mr Roy Reite, responsible for the Offshore & Specialized Vessels business area in Aker Yards, states in a comment: "This contract confirms our long and good relationship both with Farstad Shipping ASA, and Rolls-Royce".
Please see an illustration of the vessel attached.
For further information, please contact:
Aker Yards ASA
Tore Langballe, SVP Communications and IR,
Tel. + 47 24 13 01 30
Mob. +47 90 77 78 41
Magne Håberg, SVP Marketing and Sales
Tel. + 47 70 21 06 10
Mob. +47 91 51 02 31
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 & ferries, merchant vessels, offshore & specialized vessels. Aker Yards comprises 17 yards in Brazil, Finland, France, Germany, Norway, Romania and Ukraine. Aker Yards has approximately 20,000 employees.
Aker Yards is part of the Aker Group (www.akerasa.com), a leading multi-industry powerhouse with more than 50,000 employees and EUR 10 billion revenues. Aker owns 50.4 per cent of Aker Yards, and the group is also a significant participant in the oil & gas business as well as the fisheries industry.