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AKER YARDS TO BUILD SPECIALIZED OFFSHORE VESSEL FOR REMøY SHIPPING
26.10.2004

Aker Brattvaag, a company in the Aker Yards Group, has entered into a contract with Remøy Shipping AS for the building of a specialized offshore vessel of design Aker - 03R. The value of the newbuilding contract is approximately NOK 150 million.

The design has been developed in cooperation between Aker Brattvaag AS, Aker Yards Project AS and Skipsteknisk AS.  Delivery from Søviknes Verft is scheduled for August 2005. The vessel will be 72.4 meters long, and 16.0 meters wide, and will have accomodation capacity for 36 persons.
The vessel is designed for world wide operations.
 
Remøy Shipping has at present a coastguard vessel under construction at Søviknes Verft for delivery in January 05. The seismic support vessel "Geco Scorpio" was delivered from Søviknes Verft in May 2000, and the platform supply vessel "Rem Stadt" was delivered from Brattvaag Skipsverft in 1996 to the same owner.
 
Roy Reite, responsible for the Offshore Service Vessels business area in Aker Yards ASA states in a comment: "This contracts confirms the good relationship we have with Remøy Shipping. We are proud that they are coming back to Aker Yards to build this fourth vessel".
 
 
 
 
 
For further information, please contact:
 
Roy Reite, Executive Vice President, Offshore Service Vessels, Aker Yards ASA, +47 70 21 06 00
 
Tore Langballe, SVP Corporate Communications and IR, Aker Yards ASA , +47 24 13 01 30

Per Gunnar Jarnes, General Manager, Remøy Shipping AS, +47 99 56 69 82
                                                 
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 a subsidiary of Aker Yards ASA and comprises 9 companies in Norway, Romania and Brazil.
Aker Brattvaag 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. The company's main office is in Brattvåg, near Ålesund. www.brattvaag.no

 
   
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