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AKER YARDS TO BUILD AHTS FOR NORSKAN OFFSHORE
18.11.2004

Aker Promar, a part of Aker Brattvaag AS, has been awarded a contract worth approximately NOK 280 million by NorSkan Offshore Ltda., Brazil, to build an Anchor Handling Tug Supply (AHTS) vessel .

Delivery from Aker Promar, is scheduled for June 2006. The vessel will be 80 meters long, and 18 meters wide.
 
NorSkan Offshore is an offshore supply vessel company owned by Solstad Offshore ASA and DOF ASA in Norway on a 50/50 basis, and is focusing on the strong Brazilian offshore vessel market.
 
The vessel will have the designation UT 722 L, designed by Rolls-Royce, which will also be a major supplier of equipment to the project.
 
Roy Reite, responsible for the Offshore Service Vessels business area in Aker Yards ASA states in a comment: "This contract confirms the good relationship we have with both DOF ASA and Solstad Offshore ASA. We are proud that they are coming back to Aker Yards to build this third vessel at Aker Promar".
 
Broker for the contract is Nor-Ocean Shipping in Oslo.
 
 
 
 
 
For further information, please contact:
 
Paulo Haddad, Managing Director, Aker Promar,
+55 2127189094                                                    
 
Tore Langballe, SVP Corporate Communications and IR, Aker Yards ASA
+47 24 13 01 30

                                                 
Aker Yards ASA is an international shipbuilding group focusing on complex and sophisticated vessels and is Europe's largest and one of the world's five largest shipbuilders. Aker Yards has a strong position in terms of capacity, product range, technology and experience. The Company's product range includes offshore vessels, cruise and ferry vessels, other complex vessels and merchant vessels. The Group has 13 yards in four countries in Europe and in Brazil. Aker Yards had a revenue of NOK 16 bn. in 2003, and has approximately 14.500 employees. www.akeryards.com
 
Aker Brattvaag AS is a subsidiary of Aker Yards ASA and comprises 9 companies in Norway, Romania and Brazil.
Aker Brattvaag has approximately 4000 employees, with an annual revenue of NOK 3-3.5 billion. The company builds a wide range of specialized vessels, including offshore supply and fishing vessels. The company's main office is in Brattvåg, near Ålesund. www.brattvaag.no
 

 
   
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