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AKER YARDS TO BUILD FOUR CONTAINER VESSELS FOR GEBR. WINTER
25.4.2005

Aker Ostsee in Germany, a part of Aker Yards, has been awarded contracts to build four container vessels for Reederei Gebr. Winter GmbH & Co. KG in Hamburg (Germany). The vessels are of the newly developed type Aker CS 1700. The total contract value is approximately EUR 120 million. The vessels are due to delivery in the second and third quarter of 2008. The Warnem├╝nde site of Aker Ostsee delivered two container vessels of the type WARNOW CS 1400 in 1994 and 1995 to Reederei Gebr. Winter.

The vessels of the type Aker CS 1700 are 182 m long and 25.2 m wide. They meet the latest international safety regulations and are equipped with protected fuel tanks. With a 2-stroke main engine output of 16,600 kW they will have a service speed of 20.2 kn. With a deadweight of 24,000 t they have a total container stowage capacity of 1,698 TEU with 330 FEU reefer sockets. The stowage capacity for TEU 14 t each is 1,230 TEU.
 
The order reserve of the combined Aker Ostsee shipyards in Wismar and Rostock-Warnenm├╝nde with a total of abt. 2,250 employees and abt. 100 apprentices (1st April 2005) comprises 33 container vessels with 1,700, 2,500 and 2,700 TEU respectively with last delivery in the third quarter of 2008 and two hulls. The order intake of Aker Ostsee in 2005 increased to 14 vessels with a total contract value of approximately EUR 480 million.
 
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For further information please contact:
Aker Ostsee
Matthias Trott, Communications Manager,                                                    +49 175 29 15 259
 
Aker Yards ASA
Tore Langballe, SVP Communications and Investor Relations,                    +47 24 13 01 30
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Aker Yards is an international shipbuilding group focusing on sophisticated vessels and is one of the world's five largest shipbuilders. The group has a strong position both 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

 
   
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