Aker Yards has been awarded a contract worth approximately NOK 800 million by Island Offshore to build two AHTS vessels of the new UT 787 type. The contract on the second vessel includes a cancellation clause.
Mr Roy Reite, responsible for the Offshore and Specialized Vessels business area in Aker Yards states in a comment: "This contract is the 14th and 15th between Island Offshore and Aker Yards, and confirms our unique relationship with Island Offshore".
For further information, please contact:
Magne Håberg, SVP Aker Brattvaag AS +47 91 51 02 31
SVP Communications and IR, Aker Yards ASA +47 90 77 78 41
Vessel Type: Anchor Handling Tug Supply, UT 787
Contract value: NOK 800 million for two vessels
Yard: Aker Brattvaag: Aker Langsten Yard
Delivery time: December 2006, and May 2007
Length and beam: 85 meters long, and a beam of 22 meters
Accommodation capacity: 50 persons
Other: Continuous bollard pull: approx: 235 tonnes
Design: UT 787 by Rolls Royce Marine
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