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Aker Finnyards

AKER FINNYARDS

Based in Rauma, Aker Finnyards recent history is indicative of the changes, which continue to sweep the Finnish maritime scene. Finnyards is owned 100 percent by Norwegian interests, part of Aker Yards, an international shipbuilding group comprising Aker Finnyards together with a German and two Norwegian shipyard groups. Aker Yards is owned by Aker RGI. Aker Finnyards' main activities are construction of specialized ships, vessels for oil and gas production and heavy offshore structures. Aker Finnyards' ownership is 100 percent Norwegian, While the shipyard's reign under Norwegian rule is relatively short, its experience and accrued expertise spans many decades and includes more than 1,500 ships built — both long series and extremely demanding one-offs. Deliveries include fast ferries, car-passenger ferries, cruise liners, scientific research vessels, RoRo vessels, ice breakers and naval craft. The yard is also well suited for handling various types of offshore constructions in its huge 853 x 279 ft. (260 x 85 m) drydock, with 300 tons lifting capacity and 600 tons transport capacity. In the graving dock it is possible to build vessels up to 150,000-dwt. Aker Finnyards and the Greek G A Ferries recently signed a letter of intent for the building of a new car-passenger ferry for short international routes and Greek domestic traffic. The LOI also includes an option for another vessel. G A Ferries, which operates 10 vessels, intends to go public in Athens this year.


Aker Finnyards Names New President

The Board of Aker Finnyards Oy has appointed Mr Jyrki Heinimaa as the new President of the Finnish shipbuilding company Aker Finnyards Oy. He will start in his new position on February, 16 2004 Heinimaa (38), LL.M., the present Senior Vice President, Finance & Administration, of the company has been employed by the company since 1996 attending first to the legal matters and since 1999 also for the financial administration


Construction Begins for Birka Line’s New Cruise Vessel

14 Shipyards were competing last November for Birka Line’s newbuilding contract. Aker Finnyards won, and after the design period the production of the cruiser started today. The vessel, approximately $181M, is considered to be an environmentally friendly vessel- it fulfills two very new classification criteria; DNV’s Clean Design rule defining several environmental solutions as to the ship structures, and the Comfort Class rule securing a noiseless and vibration free environment.


Cruise, Ferry and Naval Projects to Get Evac Systems

Scandinavian passenger ship operators have specified Evac vacuum toilet and waste treatment for their latest newbuildings from Aker Kvaerner group yards in Finland. Evac systems will also serve RoPax ferries and cruise liners commissioned by other major owners, as well as diverse naval vessels Birka Line cruise ship The 33,000gt/1,800-passenger vessel ordered by Birka Line from Aker Finnyards - dubbed the ‘Floating Caribbean’ - is designed to set new standards of year-round cruising


Wärtsilä to Power New Tallink Cruise Ferry

Wärtsilä Corporation was awarded a repeat order in February 2006 for main and auxiliary engines for the fourth new cruise ferry for the Estonian ferry company Tallink Grupp AS. The ferry will be built at the Helsinki shipyard of Aker Finnyards ASA in Finland with delivery in summer 2008. The Wärtsilä engines give the newbuilding a compact, low weight machinery plant with excellent fuel consumption. For this new cruise ferry


Color Line, Aker Yards Sign for Cruise Ship

Color Line AS and Aker Yards signed a letter of intent (LOI) for the order of a second ship, a sister vessel to M/S Color Fantasy, the world's largest cruise ship with car decks delivered from Aker Finnyards the 3rd of December 2004. The contract value is at the same level as for M/S Color Fantasy, approximately EUR 300 million. The agreement is subject to certain conditions, including Color Line and Aker Yards board approval


Aker Maritime, Aker RGI In Assets Deal

Aker Maritime is reportedly taking full control of Aker Geo from industrial holding company Aker RGI.


Finland: Cradle of Marine High-Tech

The Finnish maritime market continues to serve the high-tech, high-value end of the marine business with a plethora of engineered solutions and continually evolving marine technology. As the brunt of "series production" shipbuilding (ie. bulkers and tankers) is now firmly embedded in the Far East, dominated by Japan, Korea and China, Finland continues to be a dominating force in specialty markets, most notably cruise shipping.


New Directors Elected at Aker Maritime

Aker Maritime's corporate assembly has elected Bengt A Rem and Olav Revhaug as the new shareholder representatives on the board of Aker Maritime ASA. Aker Maritime's corporate assembly has elected new directors to take the place of Kjell Inge Røkke and Helge Lund who resigned as directors of Aker Maritime after being elected to the board of Kværner ASA. The election was in accordance with the election committee's recommendations.


Aker Enters TRS Agreement

Aker ASA entered a TRS (Total Return Swap) agreement with exposure to 1,500,000 shares in Aker Solutions ASA.  The expiration date of the TRS agreement is November 1, 2013 and the settlement price in the agreement is NOK 83.717325 share. Aker owns 70% of the shares in Aker Kvaerner Holding AS, which in turn owns 110,333,615 shares, representing 40.3% of the outstanding shares in Aker Solutions. The Norwegian government, through the Ministry of Trade and Industry


Saipem wins $520m offshore contracts in Congo, Indonesia

(Reuters) - Saipem has won new contracts for off-shore engineering and construction in Congo and Indonesia worth a total $520 million, the Italian oil services group said on Monday. Saipem said parent company ENI had assigned a consortium led by Saipem a $1


LR Awarded O&G Consulting Contract

The deal will support Aker Solution’s commitment to meet safe and sustainable offshore operations in the most important new development in the North Sea. It is a significant win for Lloyd’s Register Consulting as Aker Solutions is one of the world’s largest providers of


Wärtsilä’s VIEC Ordered in Three North Sea Oilfields

Wärtsilä Vessel Internal Electrostatic Coalescer

Wärtsilä has signed three contracts with Aker Midsund of Norway to deliver its Vessel Internal Electrostatic Coalescer (VIEC) systems for three North Sea oilfields. The system enhances the speed and efficiency of the separation process of oil and water onboard in an environmentally safe


Aker Fined $8.5M for Insider Trading

Norwegian holding company Aker will pay an $8.5 million fine for insider trading in shares of a company it controls, the oil services firm Aker Solution, the holding company said on Friday. Aker, the holding company, bought the shares just days before Aker Solution sold a major subsidiary


Companies Offered 6% Share of Aker Solutions

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Aker ASA has engaged ABG Sundal Collier Norge ASA and Arctic Securities ASA to explore the opportunity to acquire approximately 16.5 million shares (roughly 6% of the share capital) in Aker Solutions ASA, but with the possibility for Aker ASA at its full discretion to increase or decrease the


Aker Solutions Bullish on Future Financial Returns

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On its capital markets day, Aker Solutions' Executive Chairman Øyvind Eriksen says: "While we will continue to build Aker Solutions, the focus on topline growth will be toned down and more attention will be paid to growing our profit and share price


Finland Takes Majority Stake in Aker Arctic Technology Inc.

A Finland government owned investment company, Finnish Industry Investment Ltd, has today purchased a 66.4 per cent majority stake of the shares of Aker Arctic Technology Oy (Aker Arctic) from STX Finland Oy. Aker explain that In recent months the Ministry of Employment and the Economy has been


Aker Starts Building First Product Tanker for Crowley

Aker Philadelphia Shipyard, Inc. (APSI), the wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary of Aker Philadelphia Shipyard ASA (Oslo: AKPS), began production activities today on the first product tanker that it is building for its joint venture with Crowley. Crowley and APSI have signed contracts for the first four


Aker Appoint David Currie UK Regional President

David Currier: Photo courtesy of Aker Solutions

Aker Solutions says that since 2011 it has established regional structures in Brazil, North America, Norway and now the UK to bolster its presence and build stronger relations with key customers. Currie comes from FMC Technologies, where he has since 1985 held various positions


Aker Completes Well-intervention Services Business Sale

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Aker Solutions says it has completed the sale of its well-intervention services business area to EQT, a Swedish private equity fund. The unit was sold for an enterprise value of NOK 4 billion and the agreement includes an earn-out provision where Aker Solutions will receive 25 percent of any


Aker Sells Mooring and Loading Unit to MacGregor

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Cargotec's MacGregor has completed the acquisition of the mooring and loading systems unit from Aker Solutions. Cargotec announced the agreement to acquire the unit in October 2013 for an enterprise value of approximately €180 million. The unit will be consolidated into MacGregor's results as


Board Changes at Aker Arctic Technology

After the acquisition of 66.4% of the shares by Finnish Industry Investment Ltd (fully owned by the State of Finland) Aker Arctic Technology Inc.’s extraordinary shareholders’ meeting today appointed the new Board of Directors for the company.


Aker Solutions Holds Its Own in Q4 2013

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Financial Highlights in the fourth quarter of year 2013 were as follows: Sales were NOK 11.4 billion in the fourth quarter of 2013, up from NOK 11.2 in the fourth quarter of 2012. Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) amounted to NOK 1


Aker Shipyard Provides Clarification on Crane Incident

file photo: Aker Shipyard, Philadelphia

Aker Philadelphia Shipyard, Inc. (APSI), the wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary of Aker Philadelphia Shipyard ASA (AKPS) has released an update regarding an incident that occurred yesterday at its facility. According to Aker, numerous factually incorrect news reports have emerged


ABB S2S System for Color Line Ferry

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ABB, a global provider of power and energy solutions, is to supply a complete Shore to Ship Power (S2S) system to Color Line’s ro-pax ferry, SuperSpeed1. The 34,231 tons gross SuperSpeed1, built by Aker Finnyards at Rauma in Finland


 
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