EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Aker Yards

Aker Yards

Geographic Location

Country: Romania
Region: Braila; Sud-Est
Location of affected unit(s): County Braila, South-East Region


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of transport equipment
30 - Manufacture of other transport equipment
Number Employed: 2100
Group: Aker Yards

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 28-08-2006
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2006
Planned Job Creation: 145

Additional Information

The group Aker Yards from Norway, owning the shipbuilding units Braila and Tulcea, signed the eighth contract in this year. With this signing the number of ships that will be produced in the next two years amounts to 12, of a total value of EUR 320 million. The shipyard will utilise its full production capacity. As a result, the number of employees of the shipbuilding unit Braila will increase this year by 145 (from 2,100 in 2005 to 2,245 in 2006).