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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


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


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.


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


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


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.


Demerger Proposed at Aker Solutions

Photo: Aker Solutions

The board of directors of Aker Solutions ASA has in accordance with the strategy disclosed April 30 resolved to propose to the company's shareholders that Aker Solutions be split into two companies. The board has also determined to write down the value of some assets in the Aker Oilfield Services unit of Akastor, one of two companies that will emerge from the separation. Aker Solutions Holding ASA - a subsidiary of Aker Solutions ASA established for the purposes of the demerger and which


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


Changes in Aker Solutions' Top Deck

Chief Executive Officer Luis Araujo

  Tore Sjursen will assume the position as executive vice president for operational improvement and risk management at Aker Solutions on April 1. Knut Sandvik will at the same time replace Sjursen as head of the company's maintenance, modifications and operations business.


Aker Philadelphia Shipyard Finalizes $60M Loan

  Aker Philadelphia Shipyard ASA informed that its wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary, Aker Philadelphia Shipyard, Inc. (APSI), has executed definitive documentation with PIDC Regional Center, LP XXXI for a secured term loan of up to USD 60 million.


AKPS, Crowley JV Secures $ 325 mi Commitment

Courtesy Aker Shipyard

  The joint venture between Aker Philadelphia Shipyard ASA (AKPS) and Crowley has received a firm and fully underwritten commitment from a group of banks and other financial institutions for a USD 325 million senior secured term loan facility.


Polarbase builds Subsea Workshop for Aker Solutions

Aker Solutions new Subsea building at Polarbase is scheduled for completion in early 2016.

  Aker Solutions has signed a contract with Polarbase for the construction of a new subsea workshop on Polarbase. Polarbase is very excited that Aker Solutions has chosen to establish themselves at the base and pleased to see that the subsea activities are moving north.


Aker Philadelphia to Pay Dividend

Photo courtesy Aker  Philadelphia

The Board of Directors of Aker Philadelphia Shipyard ASA yesterday resolved to pay a dividend to the shareholders of AKPS as of expiry of 3 March 2015, of USD 0.25 per share, in aggregate USD 3,026,975.25. The dividend is classified for accounting purposes as a repayment of previous paid in


Philly Tankers Lines Up Charters

Aker Philadelphia Shipyard

Philly Tankers AS announced today that its wholly owned U.S. subsidiary, Philly Tankers LLC, has entered into binding long-term time charter contracts with a domestic end-user for the two 50,000 dwt product tankers it has on order with Aker Philadelphia Shipyard (AKPS)


Aker Solutions Post 4Q 2014 Results

Courtexy Aker Solutions

  *Sales of NOK 9.2 billion 4Q 2014 vs NOK 7.5 billion 4Q 2013 *Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) of NOK 786 million vs NOK 661 million a year earlier *Earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) of NOK 557 million vs NOK 486 million a year earlier


Statoil Exercises Skandi Vega Option

Skandi Vega (Photo: DOF ASA)

DOF ASA announced that Statoil has exercised its first one year option for the 2010-built anchor handling tug supply vessel (AHTS) Skandi Vega.   The option also includes ROV, DOF ASA said, noting that the vessel is firm until mid-May 2016.  


Hull Form Optimization Yields Fuel Savings

Wave behind transom is small for the developed hull form without any diverging waves (Image courtesy of Foreship)

Hull form optimization and hydrodynamic design contribute to fuel consumption savings to be achieved by a new generation coastal general cargo ship.   Finnish owner Meriaura Group signed for two 4,700DWT Ice Class 1A VG EcoCoasterTM general cargo newbuilds at Dutch yard Royal Bodewes in


Aker Philadelphia Shipyard's CBA Ratified

Aker Philadelphia Shipyard

  Aker Philadelphia Shipyard, Inc. (APSI), the sole operating subsidiary of Aker Philadelphia Shipyard ASA, announced today that a new four year collective bargaining agreement has been ratified by the Philadelphia Metal Trades Council (PMTC)


SeaRiver Names New US-flag Tanker

Eagle Bay, the second of two new U.S.-flag crude oil tankers for Exxon Mobil Corporation’s marine affiliate SeaRiver Maritime, Inc., was named at a ceremony at Aker Philadelphia Shipyard.   The first-in-class vessel constructed at the shipyard incorporates the latest safety


Aker: 4 Tankers Now Underway at Phila. Shipyard

Aker Philadelphia Shipyard

  Aker Philadelphia Shipyard, Inc. (APSI), the wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary of Aker Philadelphia Shipyard ASA (Oslo: AKPS), celebrated two significant ship milestones this week.  Today, the shipyard held a ceremonial Keel Laying for the second of four product tankers that it is building


Aker Employees Buy Shares for NOK 95 Mi

Employees

  Aker Solutions employees bought shares for about NOK 95 million as part of annual programs for staff and managers. The company for the sixth consecutive year held share purchase programs to encourage employee ownership. A total of 2,332 employees, or 17 percent of eligible staff


Aker Solutions Wins North Sea Contracts

Norwegian oil services firm Aker Solutions won two offshore contracts, including a 120 million pound ($188.82 million) deal to provide engineering, construction and commissioning services on Statoil's Mariner development in the UK, it said on Monday.


Aker Solutions Wins Mariner Development Deal

The work will be managed by Aker Solutions UK MMO unit through an integrated construction and completions (ICC) organization with Daewoo and Statoil.

  Aker Solutions secured a contract from Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering to provide engineering, construction and commissioning services for the hook-up phase of the Mariner oilfield development in the UK North Sea. The agreement is worth more than GBP 120 million






 
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