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AKER YARDS TO BUILD TWO SUPPLY VESSELS FOR ISLAND OFFSHORE
28.8.2006

Aker Yards has signed a contract with Island Offshore in Ulsteinvik, Norway, to deliver one UT 712 L anchor handling tug supply vessel and one UT 776 CD platform supply vessel. The total value of the contracts is approximately NOK 600 million.

This is the 21st and 22nd contract between the shipowner Island Offshore and Aker Yards. The hulls for the vessels will be built in Romania and outfitted at Aker Yards, Brevik. Delivery of the vessels is scheduled for September 2008 and March 2009.
 
 
 
 
 
For further information, please contact:
 
Tore Langballe, SVP Corporate Communications, Aker Yards ASA        +47 24 13 01 30
 
                                                
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 50,000 employees and EUR 10 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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