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    Aker Yards to outfit ROV survey/supply vessel for Volstad Maritime

    Yard News // November 26, 2004
    Aker Brattvaag, part of the Aker Yards Group, has signed a contract with Volstad Maritime AS, Ålesund, Norway to outfit a ROV Survey/Supply Vessel at Aker Langsten. The vessel, the hull of which was contracted from an unspecified Turkish shipyard, is scheduled for delivery in June 2005 and the work will start before Christmas 2004.

    Peter Tennfjord, Senior Vice President at Aker Langsten said: "This contract means that we avoid temporary lay-offs that were previously scheduled from December and into the first quarter of 2005. We are still not at full capacity utilization, but we nowhave a steadier workload at the yard."

    The vessel, a ST-253L, was designed by Skipsteknisk AS in Ålesund, and will be 92.5m long and 18m wide. Main propulsion will be 2 x 2,500kW azimuthing propulsors, driven by four generator sets - 2 x Wärtsilä 6L32, each of 2,880kW, and 2 x Wärtsilä 9L20,each 1,530kW.

    The vessel will be built according to class DnV A1, E0, SF, Dynpos AUTR, CLEAN, COMF-C3 -V3, Heldk SH, FiFi II.

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