Aker BioMarine and Aker Yards have agreed an option for building a vessel for harvesting of krill. The vessel is planned to be delivered in November 2009. The value of the vessel, including all processing and extraction equipment, is approximately USD 170 million. The final contract is planned to be signed before February 2007.
Aker Yards, Søviknes
For further information please contact:
Tore Langballe, SVP Communications & IR, phone +47 24 13 01 30
Helge Midttun, phone +47 91 33 57 90
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 ships & ferries, merchant vessels, and offshore & specialized vessels. Aker Yards comprises 17 yards in Brazil, Finland, France, Germany, Norway, Romania and Ukraine. Aker Yards has approximately 20,000 employees. www.akeryards.com
Aker Yards is part of the Aker Group (www.akerasa.com), a leading multi-industry powerhouse with more than 50,000 employees and annual revenues of EUR 10 billion. Aker owns 50.4 percent of Aker Yards shares. The Aker Group is also a significant participant in the oil & gas business as well as the fisheries industry.