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Aker Yards to build two vessels for Maritima

Aker Yards has signed a contract for the construction of two bunkering tankers for delivery in October 2008 and January 2009. The two vessels will be sister vessels to those ordered by Maritima in August 2006
The two merchant vessels will be built at Aker Yards in Braila, Romania and are ordered by Maritima in France. Maritima is owned by Compagnie Fluviale de Transport (CFT), a French leading company in European river transport, specializing in bunkering for ocean-going vessels.
Total value of the order is approximately EUR 22 million. The contract also includes an optional agreement for another two sister vessels.
Aker Yards has previously delivered three similar vessels to Maritima in 2005 and 2006, and has another two on order for delivery in 2008.
Vessel details:
The vessels will be of 3500 m3 with the following main characteristics:
Length overall:   89.2 m
Length p.p:   86.0 m
Breadth:   13.8 m
Main engine:   2*1080kW
Speed:    12.0 knots
Classification society:  Bureau Veritas
For further information, please contact:
Aker Yards ASA:
Elise Heideneich
Investor Relations Manager & Analyst
Phone: +47 95 14 11 47
Aker Yards ASA is an international shipbuilding group focusing on sophisticated vessels. The group has a strong position both in terms of innovation, product range, technology, experience and capacity. The product range includes cruise vessels & ferries, merchant vessels, offshore & specialized vessels. Aker Yards comprises 18 yards in Brazil, Finland, France, Germany, Norway, Romania, Ukraine and Vietnam. Aker Yards has approximately 20,000 employees.