Brattvåg 29.09.04.: Aker Brattvaag, a company in the Aker Yards Group, has signed a contract with The Great Eastern Shipping Co, Mumbai, India, for the building of two Platform Supply Vessels.
The contract is worth approximately NOK 230 million. The vessels are scheduled for delivery in June/July 2006 and August/September 2006, or 2007.
The vessels have the designation UT 755 L, an extended version of the well-respected UT 755 design by Rolls-Royce, which will also be a major supplier of equipment to the project.
Aker Yards has in total built 52 various versions of the UT 755 design and has another 8 on order.
An identical vessel was delivered from Aker Brattvaag to The Great Eastern Shipping Co. in August this year, and three more vessels have earlier been delivered to the same owner by Aker Yards.
The vessels will measure 72 m in length and will have a maximum cargo capacity of 3316 tonnes.
The hulls will be built by Aker Tulcea in Romania.
For further information please contact:
Roy Reite, President Aker Brattvaag AS +47 70 21 06 00
Tore Langballe, Vice President Corporate Communications Aker Yards ASA +47 24 13 01 30
Aker Yards ASA is an international shipbuilding group focusing on complex and sophisticated vessels and is Europe's largest and one of the world's five largest shipbuilders. Aker Yards has a strong position in terms of capacity, product range, technology and experience. The Company's product range includes offshore vessels, cruise and ferry vessels, other complex vessels and merchant vessels. The Group has 13 yards in four countries in Europe and in Brazil. Aker Yards had a revenue of NOK 16 bn. in 2003, and has approximately 14.500 employees. www.akeryards.com
Aker Brattvaag AS is part of Aker Yards ASA and comprises 9 companies in Norway, Romania and Brazil.
The Group has approximately 4000 employees, with an annual revenue of NOK 3-3.5 billion. The company builds a wide range of specialized vessels, including offshore supply and fishing vessels.
Aker Brattvaag has focus on equality and diversity, and aim to increase the number of female employees.