Okskaya shipyard launches fourteenth tanker of Project RST27, Balt Flot 145 (photo)
On March 30, 2017, Navashino based Okskaya Shipyard launched the fourteenth tanker of Project RST27, named Balt Flot 15 (the last in the series of two RST27 ships built for BF Tanker), says the shipyard.
Okskaya shipyard and BF signed a contract for construction of 5 vessels including two RST-27 and three RST-54 tankers in September 2015. The contract involving State Transport Leasing Company (STLC PJSC) was signed in the framework of NEVA-2015, the International Maritime Exhibition and Conferences of Russia.
The ceremony was attended by the shipyard management, representatives of the city Administration, guests of honor, shipyard employees and citizens.
According to Vladimir Kulikov, Director General of Okskaya Shipyard, “the shipyard is not going to rest on its laurels and is set to speed up the production rates and build up the production volumes.
Vladimir Kulikov says the company is currently working on the orders of RF Defence Ministry – it is building the second service and crew boat of Project 21270, manufacturing the hull of self-propelled pontoon ПСТ-1. Besides, construction of multi-functional diving catamaran of Project SDS18 is underway.
Vessels of project RST27 have a record high block coefficient – 0.93. The lead vessel’s speed on measured mile was 11.7 knots.
The contract sea / river deadweight of 6980/5378 t was thus increased by 50 tonnes. The contract speed – by over a knot.
RST27 project vessels of Volga-Don Max class meet the dimensions of the Volga-Don Ship Canal and Volga-Baltic Waterway. LOA - 140.85 m, beam - 16.6 m, depth - 6 m.
The tanker is designed for transportation of crude oil and oil products with no flash point.
The vessel’s main characteristics: capacity of six cargo tanks and two slop tanks – 8,100 cubic meters, sea / river DWT – 7,022/5,420 tonnes with draft of 4.2 / 3.6 m, operational speed – 11 knots, crew – 12, places – 14 + pilot.
Okskaya Sudoverf (Shipyard Oka, based in Navashino, Nizhny Novgorod region) was founded in 1907. The modern Okskaya Shipyard OJSC was established through privatization of the state enterprise Navashino Shipyard “Oka”. The shipyard specializes in building multipurpose river and sea-going vessels. In 2015, Okskaya Sudoverf was Russia’s second largest shipyard in terms of total newbuild tonnage.
Universal Cargo Logistics Holding (UCL Holding) is an international transportation group consolidating a number of Russian shipping, stevedoring, shipbuilding, railway and logistic companies. The group's business is divided into three divisions: UCL Rail, UCL Port and VBTH (shipping division).