Aker Yards to Build AHTS for DOF Installer

Aker Yards has signed a contract with DOF Installer ASA for building of a highly sophisticated Anchor Handling Supply Vessel (AHTS). The value of the contract for the fourth vessel is approximately NOK 765 million. The vessel is a declaration of an option announced on the contract announced in first quarter of 2007 for building of 2 + 2 AHTS vessels.

The vessel is an Anchor Handling Supply Vessel based on the Aker Yards design AH 04 CD. President of the business area Offshore & Specialized Vessels, Roy Reite says in a comment:

"Offering our own design of vessels to the offshore industry is becoming a major competitive advantage in the market. The demand for our own design is exceeding all expectations."

Delivery is scheduled in first half of 2011. The vessel 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 people.

The hull for the vessel will be built at Aker Yards in Romania and it will be outfitted at Aker Yards in Norway.


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