Russian Maritime Register of Shipping at Nor-Shipping 2015
From 2 until 5 June 2015, Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) is participating in 25-th Nor-Shipping international exhibition which is held every other year in Oslo, Norway, RS says. The exhibition is one of the major events within maritime industry. Expositions, conferences and wide opportunities provided by the exhibition bring in the best experts of maritime industry from more than 50 countries to participate.
This year, the exposition on the RS stand includes services representing all the key trends of the organization activities. Particular attention is given to RS participation in innovative projects implemented in the offshore area of the Arctic, classification and survey of the design, construction and operation of cutting edge ships and offshore structures designed for the harsh climatic conditions of Arctic and freezing seas. Among these are powerful icebreakers, large Arctic tankers designed to carry oil and gas along the Northern Sea Route, sophisticated offshore engineering struсtures for hydrocarbon extraction as well as multipurpose supply ships for oil and gas platforms.
The operation of the world’s first oblique icebreaking ship Baltika built to RS class has been started successfully. Owing to the innovative hull shape and three thrusters arrangement, the ship is capable of icebreaking operations not only at ahead and astern running, but in side movement as well during which a navigable canal up to 50 metres wide is made at one run.
In South Korea, the construction of the LNG carrier of Velikiy Novgorod series is completed. The tankers built under the RS survey are equipped with membrane cargo tanks of 170 000 cubic metres capacity each. The construction of a new series of 42 000 dwt Arctic shuttle tankers has begun, as well as of an innovative series of high Arctic class (Arc7) gas carriers for the Russian project Yamal LNG. The gas carriers being built will be equipped with three Azipod propulsion units with a total power of 45 MW which is comparable to a nuclear icebreaker power. The ships will be able to operate at temperatures as low as -50 С and to independently move in level ice up to 2.1 m thick.
RS expertise in ice class ships is demanded for a wide range of projects from icebreakers and large oil and gas carriers for the navigation along the Northern Sea Route to floating storage regasification units (FSRU).