Aker Yards to build anchor handlers in VietnamNews // May 8, 2007
Aker Yards has entered into a contract with Aker Capital for construction of six anchor handlers at Aker Yards new shipyard in Vietnam. The value of the contract is approximately NKr 1.5 billion.
"We are very pleased by this contract as it confirms our strategy to offer state of the art offshore vessels from our new yard in Vietnam to meet the increased demand in the Asian offshore market," said Roy Reite, President Offshore & Specialized Vessels. "This contract is an ideal learning curve to develop the yard going forward."
"Being able to create new business with Aker after leaving the Aker group confirms the strong business potential between our companies regardless of ownership," said Reite.
The vessels are based on the Aker Yards AH 08 design and the first delivery is scheduled for 2010, with the sixth in 2012.
The deal also includes an option to build another six vessels.