Hitt og þetta 24. apríl 2006

Aker Yards to build Platform Supply Vessels for Greatship (India) Limited

The Contract value is approximately NOK 290 million. Delivery is scheduled for July and October 2008.

+-----------------------------------------------------------+ | Fast facts: | |-----------------------------------------------------------| | Vessel type UT 755 LN, PSV | | Contract value Approx. NOK 290 million | | Delivery time July and October 2008 | | Length and width 73.60 m., 16.0 m. | | Design Rolls-Royce | | Cargo capacity 3240 tonnes | +-----------------------------------------------------------+

For further information please contact:

Tore Langballe, SVP Corporate Communications Aker Yards ASA +47 24 13 01 30

Aker Yards ASA is an international shipbuilding group focusing on sophisticated vessels. The group has a strong position both in terms of innovation, product range, technology, experience and capacity. The product range includes cruise vessels & ferries, merchant vessels, offshore & specialized vessels. Aker Yards, with an annual turnover of euro 2 bn, comprises 13 yards in Norway, Finland, Germany, Romania and Brazil and has approximately 13,000 employees. www.akeryards.com

Aker Yards is part of the Aker Group (www.akerasa.com), a leading multi-industry powerhouse with more than 40,000 employees and EUR 7.5 billion revenues. Aker owns 50.4 per cent of Aker Yards, and the group is also a significant participant in the oil & gas business as well as the fisheries industry.