• 2012 November 12 13:46

    Okskaya Shipyard built V.F. Tanker - 15 sets out on sea trials

    The fifth serial Volga-Don max class tanker of Project RST27 V.F. Tanker-15 (Hull No 02705) on November 9, 2012 left the water area of Okskaya Shipyard to pass shipbuilder’s trials and to be delivered to the Customer – LLC V.F. Tanker-Invest, the shipbuilding firm press release said.

    The new tanker of mixed river-sea sailings is the evolution of other projects of Odessa-based firm MEB and features increased river function. The hull form of Project RST27 Volga-Don-max tanker is a result of scientific research carried out in 2010 and was defined with the use of computational fluid dynamics (CFD modeling and tested at the towage tank of CSRI of Academic A.N.Krylov. The vessel deadweight was increased by 732 tons versus Armada series. The double-sides and double-bottom hull ensures enhanced environmental safety. The vessel is of R2 sailing region, or II region due to old RS classification.

    The tanker has six cargo and two slop tanks for transportation of crude oil and oil products (two types of cargo), including gasoline, with no flash point limits (permanent temperature of 60º C). They have no longitudinal bulkhead in CL and no framing in cargo tanks. The series tankers have full revolving rudder propellers, increased trunk and submersible cargo pumps. The RST27 project was developed to the class of Russian Maritime Register of Shipping KM Ice1 R2 AUT1-ICS OMBO VCS ECO-S Oil tanker (ESP).

    The vessel’s main characteristics: sea / river DWT - 7022/5420 tons, LOA - 140.85 m, beam - 16.86 m, depth - 6 m, the volume of cargo tanks - 7828 cbm, of slop tanks - 280 cbm, of ballast tanks - 4650 cbm. Operational speed - 10 knots. Crew – 12. Accommodations – 14 (including a sanitary cabin and a pilot cabin). Endurance (in sea/river) – 20/12 days. The vessel is powered by two 1200kW Wartsila 6L20 main engines, fuel IFO380. Bow thruster – 292kW.The power plant consists of three diesel generators of 292 kW, plus an emergency diesel generator of 136 kW.

    Okskaya (Oka) Shipyard based in Navashino of Nizhny Novgorod region was founded in 1907. The modern Okskaya Shipyard JSC was established through privatization of the state enterprise Navashino Shipyard “Oka”. The firm specializes in building multipurpose river and sea-going vessels. In 2004, Okskaya Shipyard became part of VBTH, majority owned by Universal Cargo Logistics Holding.
    Nizhny Novgorod-based V.F. Tanker LLC, a shipping division of international transportation group UCL Holding, was founded in 2001 in conjunction with Volga Shipping Company. The Company operates more than 40 ships of total tonnage of more than 170,000 tons. VF Tanker specializes in shipping of oil products via inland waterways from refineries (Belaya and Kama rivers) to St. Petersburg and further by seagoing ships to the ports of destination.

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