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AKER AUKRA TO BUILD CHEMICAL-/PRODUCT TANKER
4.5.2004

Aker Yards wholly owned subsidiary Aker Aukra AS has entered into a contract with Nina Maritime Ltd, c/o Fleischer & Co AS in Oslo, for construction of a 16.000 tdw Chemical-/Product Tanker. The total value of the contract is approximately NOK 250 million

The vessel will be delivered from Aukra in April 2005. The hull is already under construction at Aker Tulcea in Romania and will be outfitted and commissioned at Aker Aukra AS at Aukra, Norway. The vessels commercial managers will be Bryggen Shipping in Bergen and TESMA, Copenhagen, will carry out technical management. These companies already manage a sister ship, MT Frea, delivered from a German yard in 2003.
 
- This contract demonstrates that Aker Yards through the combination of the proven Aker Aukra know-how in stainless steel Chemical Tankers and Aker Tulcea competitive cost level is able to take part in the growing market for Chemical/Product Tankers, says Peter Tennfjord, CEO of Aker Aukra and continues:
 
- The contract is an important contribution in maintaining the employment at Aker Aukra until first quarter 2005 and is also a confirmation that the yard continues to be competitive in building specialized vessels such as stainless steel chemical tankers.
 
The total value of the contract is approximately NOK 250 million. The contract was included in Aker Yards order reserve as at March 31st 2004. In agreement with the client this contract has not previously been communicated.
 
For further information, please contact:
 
Peter Tennfjord, Chief Executive Officer, Aker Aukra, +47 90 82 15 96
 
Lars Erik Lund, Corporate Communications, Aker Yards, +47 41 33 13 69
 
Aker Yards is one of the world's leading suppliers of cruise ships, ferries, Ro-Pax, offshore service vessels, merchant ships and other specialised vessels. The company owns 13 shipyards in five countries. For more information, see www.akyards.com Aker Aukra AS is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Aker Yards and is a quality shipyard with special competence within design and production of stainless steel chemical tankers. The yards own design, the AukraChem tanker, provides a safe and clean environment for transport of oil and corrosive materials. Special attention is given to practical solutions and low operating costs. The sizes of the AukraChem tankers range from 4.000 to 25.000 dwt.
 
Details of vessel:
 
The vessel will be of 16.000 tdw with the following main characteristics:
Length over all:
158,80 m
Length p.p:
147,00 m
Breath:
22,80 m
Maximum draft
10,15 m
Main engine:
MAN B&W ,9900 BHP
Speed:
16,0 knots
Classification society:
DnV + 1A1- EO W1-OC, Tanker for Chemicals / Oil Products
Deadweight
16.000 tdw
Stainless steel tanks
10.000 m3
Coated tanks
8.100 m3
No of tanks
35

 
   
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