Nobel Brothers Shipyard laid down lead ship of Project RSD79 (photo)
On 26 December 2017, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia based Krasnoye Sormovo shipyard (part of United Shipbuilding Corporation) laid down the lead multi-purpose dry cargo carrier of new Project – RSD79, says press center of Marine Engineering Bureau, the ship designer.
8,000DWT ships of Volgo-Don Max class have the maximum dimensions to sail along the Volga-Don canal.
RSD79 ship features extra full hull forms like vessels of previous projects - RST27, RST27M, RST54, RSD59, RST12, RST12C.
The vessel is designed for transportation of general, containerized cargo (including refrigerated containers), timber, grain, oversized cargo and dangerous goods of 1.4S, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.1, 8, 9 class in accordance with IC IMDG and Appendix B of the BC Code in the Caspian, Mediterranean, Black, Baltic, White and North Seas including sailings around Europe and in the Irish Sea during winter season.
Class notation of Russian Maritime Register of Shipping: КМ Iсе1 R2-RSN(4,5) AUT1-ICS CONT(deck, cargo holds Nos.1,2,3,4) DG (bulk, pack). The design meets all the requirements of international conventions in force at the time of the vessel's laying.
By displacement the vessels of Projects RSD79 and RSD59 are by far the largest of dry cargo vessels satisfying the dimensions of the Volga-Don shipping channel.
Deadweight in the sea with draft of 4.50 m – 7,800 m; Deadweight in river with draft of 3.60 m – 5,200 m.
LOA – 141.0 m, BOA – 16.98 m, depth – 6.00 m. Capacity of cargo holds – 11,000 cbm. Container capacity - 248 TEUs including 30 TEUs of refrigerated containers. Operational speed – 10.5 knots.
Endurance in sea - 20 days.
Crew - 11, berths - 14. There is a sanitary cabin and a pilot cabin.
Nobel Brothers Shipyard LLC (Nobel Bros Shipyard) based in Rybinsk of Russia was founded in 1907. Today, this is the largest shipbuilding firm in the Upper Volga: the yard encompasses 214,000 sq. km, the company's workforce is 500 employees.
The shipyard specializes in the construction, maintenance, repair and refitting of sea-going and river multipurpose vessels with 6500DWT, a length of 140 m, beam of 17 m and launching weight of 2,700 tonnes. The range includes dry bulk carriers, tankers, barges, container ships, timber carriers, diving support and hydrographic vessels, harbour vessels, workboats, oil boom workboats; hulls of various types and modern comfortable yachts.