Aker Yards has entered into a contract with AP. Moller - Maersk AS, for the building of eight Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessels (AHTS). The contract also includes an optional agreement for another two sister vessels. The value of the contract is approximately $496.8 million. The series of AHTS vessels is of Vik & Sandvik design, VS 472. Deliveries are scheduled for 2008 and 2009, from Aker Yards
in Norway. The vessels are of approximately 73.2 m. length, 20.0 m. breadth and 9.1 m. depth molded.