Aker Yards: 2nd quarter 2006 – Record high operating result

Aker Yards ASA reported a record high EBITDA of NOK 382 million for the second quarter of 2006, an increase of 59 percent compared with the second quarter of 2005. Order intake in the second quarter was NOK 4 669 million. In addition NOK 14 billion was added from the acquisition in France at closing. The total order backlog was NOK 60 607 million at the end of the quarter, comprising 126 vessels. Major strategic acquisitions were concluded and announced in the quarter, giving Aker Yards a unique position in key segments for highly specialized vessels. Aker Yards now comprises 17 shipyards in seven countries with approximately 20 000 employees.