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March 5, 2007

AHTS orders for Aker Yards

Aker Yards has entered into a contract with DOF ASA for the construction of two AHTS vessels, and an option to build another two vessels. The value of the contract is approximately NOK 750 million (US$ 121.8 million) per vessel.

The vessels are Anchor Handling Supply Vessels, based on the Aker design AH 04. Delivery is scheduled in Q4 2009, and Q2 2010.

The vessels will have a bollard pull in excess of 300 tons, a length of 108 m, a beam of 24 m and depth to main deck of 9.8 m.

Each will be outfitted with a triple drum winch of 500 tons.

Accommodations are planned for 90 persons.

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

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