Aker Yards to Build Two AHTS Vessels for Maersk

AP. Moller - Maersk AS has decided to exercise its option with Aker Yards to build another two Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessels (AHTS). The value of the contract is approximately NOK 670 million.

The two vessels will be sister vessels to the eight Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessels ordered by AP. Moller - Maersk AS in March 2006. The total contract value of the 10 vessels is approximately NOK 3.3 billion.

The series of AHTS vessels is of Vik & Sandvik design, VS 472. Deliveries are scheduled for 3rd and 4th quarter 2009 from Aker Yards in Norway. The vessels are of approx. 73.2 m length, 20.0 m breadth and 9.1 m depth moulded.