Palmaly Group takes delivery of Shovket Alekperova, seventh tanker of project RST22M (photo)
On August 30, 2014, Palmaly Group took delivery of 7,100 DWT tanker Shovket Alekperova, seventh tanker of project RST22M, says press center of Marine Engineering Bureau which developed the project.
Twenty-one tankers of the Armada first series and the New Armada second and third series have entered service and are engaged in mixed river-sea transport by Palmali, carrying from Russian river ports heavy fuel oil, diesel fuel and other oil products and vegetable oils, and in maritime transport in the Caspian, Black, Mediterranean, Baltic and North seas, including winter voyages around Europe and in the Irish Sea. Eight more tankers are currently being built by four different shipyards.
Vessels of this third series is an evolution of 005RST01-series tankers, known as Armada first series, previously designed by the Marine Engineering Bureau for Palmali Group and built between 2002 and 2006 at Tuzla, Turkey based SELAH and ADA yards and a second modification of second series of tankers of project RST22, which were built at Nizhny Novgorod based Krasnoye Sormovo Shipyard in 2008-2009. Overall, the shipyards have built 10 Armada-series tankers of project 005RST01 and seven New Armada-series tankers of project RST22 (five of them for Palmali Group).
A distinctive feature of RST22M, RST22, 005RST01 and RST12 design tankers is full revolving rudder propellers, increased trunk and submersible cargo pumps. They have no longitudinal bulkhead in CL and no framing in cargo tanks.
The vessels satisfy the Volga-Don Canal and the Volga-Baltic Waterway dimensions. Length of RST22M vessel is 139.95 m, breadth – 16.6 m, depth – 6.0 m.
The vessels’ class is Volgo-Don Max.
The new design tankers feature reinforced marine capabilities as compared with the Armada first series, with a deadweight increased by 750 tonnes in sea and increased capacity of cargo tanks while maintaining river capabilities.
The vessels fully meet new international requirements to transportation of vegetable oils including two-compartment subdivision.
The design was tailored to meet the specific requirements of Russian and global oil companies, additional ecological restrictions of the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping «ECO PROJECT» (ECO-S).
Capacity of six cargo tanks and two slop tanks is 8,089 cbm, sea DWT at 4.60-meter draft reaches 7,103 tonnes, river DWT / 3.60-m draft is 4,706 tonnes, operational speed is 10.5 knots.
The vessel is equipped with two medium-speed diesels, 1,200 kW each, operating on IFO380.
Project RST 22M has been developed by the Marine Engineering Bureau. The project RS class notation is KM Ice 2 R1 AUT1 COMBO oil tanker/chemical tanker type 2 (vegetable oil) (ESP) ECO-S.
Lead vessel of project RST22M Mubariz Ibragimov (hull No 12) was laid down at Besiktras Shipyard 11.12.09. Launched 20.12.10. Put into operation 15.02.11.
Second vessel of project RST22M Kapitan Nagdaliyev (hull No 13) was laid down 11.12.09. Launched 04.02.11. Put into operation 30.03.11.
Third vessel of project RST22M Lerik (hull No 14) was laid down 18.12.09. Launched 24.06.11. Put into operation 25.08.11.
Forth vessel of project RST22M Gobustan (hull No 15) was laid down 18.12.09. Launched 27.08.11. Put into operation 21.10.11.
Fifth vessel of project RST22M Mugan (hull No 16) was laid down 23.12.09. Launched 29.11.11. Put into operation 10.02.12.
Sixth vessel of project RST22M Bakhtiyar Vakhabadze (hull No 17) was laid down 23.12.09. Launched 24.05.12. Put into operation 15.03.13.
Seventh vessel of project RST22M Shovket Alekperova (hull No 18) was laid down 08.08.11. Launched 29.04.14.
Lead vessel of project RST22M (hull No 078) was laid down at Turkter shipyard 03.10.13.
Second vessel of project RST22M (hull No 079) was laid down at Turkter shipyard 18.11.13.
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