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AKER YARDS TO DELIVER COMBI FREIGHTER TO BRIESE
23.2.2007

Aker Yards has sold a combi freighter to Briese Schiffahrts GmbH & Co, in Leer (Lower Saxony / Germany) to be delivered from Damen Shipyards Okean in the Ukraine, a joint venture between Aker Yards and Damen Shipyards Group. The value of the contract is approximately EUR 19 million. Delivery is scheduled in the fourth quarter of 2007.

A first vessel of this type was delivered by the Okean shipyard in July 2006.
 
 
ENDS
 
For further information please contact:

Aker Yards, Merchant Vessels :
Matthias Trott, Communications Manager, +49 175 29 15 259
 
Damen Shipyards Group:
Jan-Wim Dekker, Executive Director Corporate Affairs +31 183 639 121  
 
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. www.akeryards.com
 
Aker Yards is part of the Aker Group (www.akerasa.com), a leading multi-industry powerhouse with more than 55,000 employees in 45 countries and EUR 10 billion revenues. Aker owns 40.1 per cent of Aker Yards, and the group is also a significant participant in the oil & gas business as well as the fisheries industry.
 
Damen Shipyards Group (www.damen.nl) is an international shipbuilding group with 32 shipyards and related companies located around the world. The annual turnover amounts to Euro 1 billion with approximately 8,000 employees. Damen Shipyards Group is active in the design and construction of ships and in ship repair. In addition, it provides a broad range of associated maritime services. The product range for newbuildings cover a wide variety of types, including small utility vessels, advanced high-performance tugs, tankers, general cargo and container ships, dredgers and mega yachts.

 
   
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