Krasnoye Sormovo shipyard launches Pola Filofea, second dry cargo carrier of Project RSD59
Nizhny Novgorod, Russia based Krasnoye Sormovo shipyard (a company of United Shipbuilding Corporation) says it has launched the second dry cargo carrier of Project RSD59. The ship named Pola Filofea has been launched today, 8 June 2018.
According to tradition, a bottle of champagne was smashed over the hull by ship Godmother Sabina Shulyak, representative of State Transport Leasing Company.
The ceremony was held to coincide with the Day of Nizhny Novgorod Region’s Shipbuilder celebrated on June 9.
This year, shipbuilders of Krasnoye Sormovo will build five dry cargo carriers of this project under a trilateral contract signed in December 2016 with State Transport Leasing Company as a customer and shipping company Pola Rise as a leaseholder.
Such dry cargo carriers are being built in Russia for the first time. They feature an improved maneuverability and their parameters exceed those of the same class ships built in Russia earlier.
According to Mikhail Pershin, Actin Director General of Krasnoye Sormovo shipyard, the construction of ships is going on. All challenging issues that cannot but arise when building ships of new design had been settled during the construction of the lead ship and the production process has entered the regular production phase.
When floated out the Pola Filafia will undergo mooring and sea trials. Meanwhile, the construction of the third ship is nearing completion.
The vessel is designed for transportation of general, containerized cargo, timber, grain, oversized cargo and dangerous goods of B Class in R2 navigation area with waves of up to 3% and standing off a place of shelter within 100 miles (distance between shelters should not exceed 200 miles).
Key particulars of the ship: length – 140.88 m, breadth – 16.98 m, depth – 6 m, river/sea deadweight – 5,128/7,535 m, Capacity of cargo holds – 11,292 m, number of holds – two, river/sea draft – 3.6/4.53 m, endurance - 20/12 days.
Class notation: КМ Ice2 R2 АUT1-ICS CONT (deck, cargo holds Nos.1.2) DG (bulk, pack).
Project RSD59 designer is Marine Engineering Bureau – Design SPb. Working design document was developed by Volga-Caspian Design Bureau.
Krasnoye Sormovo PJSC is one of the oldest shipbuilding companies in Russia, founded in 1849. Throughout the 75-year period, more than three hundred submarines and rescue vehicles including 25 nuclear ones have been built and modernized by Krasnoye Sormovo shipyard. Today, Krasnoye Sormovo builds vessels of commercial fleet meeting the requirements of international conventions on reliability and safety. Some of Krasnoye Sormovo tankers are in the list of Significant Ships of the Year by the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA).
United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC OJSC) is the largest shipbuilding company in Russia. It was set up in 2007 with 100% federal ownership. The holding comprises 40 companies and organizations (major shipbuilding and shiprepairing companies as well as leading design bureaus). Currently, USC consolidates the bulk of the domestic shipbuilding complex. The Russian market is the main focus of the state corporation though it also exports its products to 20 countries worldwide.
MNP Group (Marine Oil & Gas Projects) is the Company Manager of shipbuilding projects. With its extensive experience in civil shipbuilding MNP Group ensures efficient response to market changes, comprehensive use of its resources and accurate compliance with deadlines under shipbuilding contracts.