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Marine Log

February 9, 2007

Aker Ukraine yard wins order

Aker Yards in Ukraine (Damen Shipyards Okean) has been awarded a contract for delivery of three multi-purpose vessels by the Ukrainian shipping company JSSC "Ukrrichflot".

The yard has previously built six vessels in the same series for the company, and an additional three vessels are currently under production. The vessels are expected to be delivered between April and November in 2009. The total value of the contract is NOK 210 million (about $33.7 million).

Technical details:

Length overall, approx. 127.3 m

Length between perpendiculars, approx. 122.4 m

Breadth moulded, approx. 16.60 m

Depth to main deck from base line, approx. 6.70 m

Mean draft in salt water from base line, approx. 4.86 m

Main draft in river water from base line approx. 3.60 m

Deadweight at said sea/river draft, approx. 6,355/3,900t

JSSC Ukrrichflot's 200 vessels transported nine million tons of cargo in 2004, in addition to 10,000 tourists and 1.7 million passengers. The fleet operates in 40 countries in the Dnipro, Volga and Danube rivers, Black and Azov, Mediterranean, Baltic and Northern sea b