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AKER YARDS MARINE INC. TO SUPPORT BMT FLEET TECHNOLOGY IN CANADIAN ARCTIC OFFSHORE PATROL SHIP (AOPS) PROJECT
26.5.2008

Aker Yards Marine Inc. (AYM) is pleased to be a member of the team assembled by BMT Fleet Technology Limited that has been awarded the Definition, Engineering, Logistics and Management Support (DELMS) contract for the Canadian Arctic Offshore Patrol Ship (AOPS) project. The Canadian navy will acquire between six and eight ice-capable patrol ships to assert and enforce sovereignty in Canada's waters, including the Arctic.

During the definition phase (2008 - 2009) AYM will utilize its experience and expertise in the design of patrol vessels and icebreakers to support the BMT team in the development of an illustrative definition design for the AOPS.  The definition design will allow the PMO to refine and validate the ship specification and statement of work to be used in the selection of the contractor for project implementation.
 
The AOPS project builds on AYM's experience developing cost effective offshore patrol vessel designs for the Royal New Zealand Navy and the Irish Naval Service.  AYM will be supported by the considerable expertise available within the Aker Yards Group in the design and construction of ice going vessels including the resources of Aker Arctic Technology Inc. (AARC) in Helsinki, Finland and Aker Yards in Langsten, Norway.  Aker Yards designed and built the Norwegian Coast Guard icebreaking offshore patrol vessel KV Svalbard which will be a valuable reference for the AOPS project.
 
Aker Yards Marine Inc. is a consulting naval architecture and marine engineering company with offices in Vancouver, Canada and Houston, Texas. AYM is a wholly owned subsidiary of Aker Yards ASA in Norway which is a world leader in building cruise ships and ferries, merchant vessels, and offshore and other specialized vessels. AYM specializes in the development of advanced technologies and their application to ship designs for both commercial and military vessels. 
 
For further information please contact:
 
Aker Yards Marine Inc.
 
Dave McMillan, President
Aker Yards Marine Inc.
Tel: +1 604 730 4251
  
Aker Yards ASA
 
Torbjørn Andersen
SVP Corporate Communication and IR
Tel: +47 92 88 55 42
 
Elise Heidenreich
Investor Relations Manager
Tel: +47 95 14 11 47
 

 
   
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