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    Aker Yards to build LNG powered PSV for DOF

    Vessel & ROV News // March 11, 2008

    Using LNG does not reduce cargo capacity in Aker Yards' PSV 06 LNG.

    Aker Yards has been awarded a contract by Norwegian company DOF to build an innovative LNG-powered PSV.

    Said Aker yards: "The vessel is designed and equipped with the newest and most innovative environmentally friendly equipment and solutions. After delivery from Aker Yards in Norway in 2010, the vessel will operate on charter for StatoilHydro."

    The vessel will be equipped with duel fuel engines able to run on both LNG and ordinary marine diesel.

    By using environmentally friendly LNG propulsion, the vessel's NOx emissions will be reducee by by 85-90 per cent in addition to significant reductions of CO2 emissions.

    The patent pending design solution is unique because the LNG tank does not reduce cargo capacity for the vessel, rather the new design has a higher cargo capacity than other vessels of the same size.

    "This is an important order for Aker Yards. LNG is a technology in which we already have a strong track record. Today's order confirms our strong position in environmentally friendly propulsion. We are particularly proud that we won in contest with a number of other strong yards and designs," explained Roy Reite, President of Aker Yards, Offshore & Specialized Vessels.
    "Aker Yards is a leading player in the global market for purpose-built offshore service vessels. The new contract with DOF ASA also highlights the strength of the innovative offshore designs of Aker Yards Project," said Reite.
    The vessel was designed by Aker Yards Project in Ålesund, Norway.

    The Aker PSV 06 LNG vessel will be built at Aker Yards in Norway and elivery to DOF is scheduled for the end of 2010.
    Technical information:
    Type of vessel:           Aker PSV 06 LNG
    Design                      Aker Yards Project
    Length                      94.90 m
    Beam                        20.00 m
    Deadweight               5,000 tonnes
    Main engines             3 X 2,500kW
    Speed                      16 knots
    Accommodation         25 persons


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