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AKER YARDS TO BUILD FURTHER VESSELS FOR MARITIMA
8.8.2006

Aker Yards has signed a contract for the construction of two
bunkering tankers for delivery in March and June 2008. The vessels
are similar to those delivered by Aker Yards in 2005 and 2006.

The two merchant vessels will be built at Aker Yards in Braila, Romania and are ordered by Maritima in France. Maritima is owned by Compagnie Fluviale de Transport (CFT), a French leading company in European river transport, specializing in bunkering for ocean-going vessels.
 
Total value of the order is approximately EUR 20 million.
 
Aker Yards has previously delivered three similar vessels to Maritima in 2005 and 2006.
 
 
Vessel details:
The vessels will be of 3500 m3 with the following main characteristics:
 
Length over all:                                               89.2 m
Length p.p:                                                     86.0 m
Breadth:                                                         13.8 m
Main engine:                                                   2*1080kW
Speed:                                                           12.0 knots
Classification society:                                       Bureau Veritas
 
 
For further information, please contact:
Tore Langballe, Aker Yards ASA                     
Tel.: +47 907 77 841
 
Aker Yards ASA is an international shipbuilding group focusing on sophisticated vessels. The group has a strong position both in terms of innovation, product range, technology, experience and capacity. The product range includes cruise vessels & ferries, merchant vessels, offshore & specialized vessels. Aker Yards comprises 17 yards in Brazil, Finland, France, Germany, Norway, Romania and Ukraine. Aker Yards has approximately 20,000 employees.
 
Aker Yards is part of the Aker Group (www.akerasa.com), a leading multi-industry powerhouse with more than 43,000 employees and EUR 7.5 billion revenues. Aker owns 50.4 per cent of Aker Yards, and the group is also a significant participant in the oil & gas business as well as the fisheries industry.

 
   
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