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Dec 12, 2002

Havyard places new major order

Havila's latest newbuilding at Havyard shipyard will be equipped with rescue craft and workboat from Maritime Partner.

Maritime Partner has yet again succeeded to secure a major contract. The new contract is to supply two rescue craft and a tug/workboat for Havila's latest newbuilding. The new vessel will be chartered by Hydro for a 10-year contract doing multi-field stand-by duties in the Troll - Oseberg area. The vessel is a new Rolls-Royce UT 527 design incorporating new features for this type of vessel.

Havila is one of the offshore companies with the longest experience using fast rescue daughter craft (FRDC) in the North Sea. Havila have been deploying stand-by vessels with FRDC's on both the English and Norwegian sector for years and has been one of the front-runners utilizing the advantages of daughter craft.

The order contains two MP-1000WJ FRDC, one MP-800 fast rescue craft and one Weedo 710 Tug. The Weedo 710 Tug is a seven-metre tugboat specially developed for holding oil booms, offshore is extreme weather. The MP-1000WJ will have all the features required by the NMD/NPD for this kind of craft incorporating fully redundant engine and propulsion system.

Havila has also ordered one MP-1000WJ for the Havila Runde, which is also participating in the rescue and recovery program at the Troll - Oseberg area.

The newbuilding will be delivered from the yard in November 2003 to commence its charter December 2003.