Aker Yards to build anchor handling supply vessels for DOF

Aker Yards has entered into a contract with DOF ASA for building of two AHTS vessels, and an option to build another two vessels. The value of the contract is approximately NOK 750 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, and will be outfitted with a triple drum winch of 500 tons. Accommodation is planned for 90 persons.