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Marine Log

AH 12

August 31, 2007

Aker Yards books $291.5 million AHTS order

Aker Yards has entered into a contract with an international shipping company, for building of two Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessels of Aker Yards AH 12 design.

The total value of the contract is approximately NOK 1.7 billion ($291.5 million). The two vessels are scheduled for delivery in fourth quarter of 2010 and second quarter of 2011.

The hulls for the vessels will be built at Aker Yards in Romania and outfitted at Aker Yards in Norway.

Roy Reite, who is in charge of Aker Yards' Offshore & Specialized Vessels business area, says: "This is an historic day for Aker Yards, both given the magnitude of the order and the type of vessel. We are proud to be given the opportunity to design and build the most powerful sister vessels in Aker Yards' history".

The vessels will be equipped with a hybrid propulsion solution and will have a bollard pull in excess of 350 tons.

The vessels are designed by Aker Yards Project and are designed for good sea keeping performance, low fuel consumption and environmental friendly operations. High standard accommodations are planned for 70 persons.

Aker Yards Offshore & Specialized Vessels now has 81 vessels on the orderbook, 14 of these are Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessels of Aker Yards design.

Vessel type Anchor Handling Tug Supply
Design Aker Yards Project / Aker AH 12
Length 94 m
Beam 24 m
Deadweight 5000 t
Main engines 2 x 8,000 kW
Aux. engine 11,000 kW
Speed 17 knots
Accommodations 70 persons