February 23, 2007
Aker books order for Ukraine yard
Aker Yards has sold a combi freighter to Briese Schiffahrts GmbH & Co, in Leer, 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.
Vessel Type: Combi freighter Yard: Damen Shipyards Okean (Ukraine) Length and beam: 142.95 m long and 18.9 m wide, abt. 12,000 t deadweight Containers: 684 TEU with 80 reefer sockets Engine and performance: 4-stroke Diesel MaK 6M43 of 6,000 kW Service speed: 16.0 knots Design: Damen Combi Freighter 12000 by Damen