Okskaya shipyard launches fifth combination bulk oil / deck cargo carrier of Project RST54 built for BF Tanker (photo)
On November 19, 2015, Okskaya shipyard launched the fifth combination bulk oil / deck cargo carrier of mixed ‘river-sea’ type (Project RST54, Hull No 5405) built for Balt Flot Tanker (BFT, Saint-Petersburg), the shipyard says.
The tanker will be delivered to the customer upon completion of fitting out and passing the sea trials scheduled for April 2016.
Vessels of Project RST54 are currently built only at Okskaya shipyard.
The Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA, UK) earlier included RST54 Project ships into the list of top 50 vessels of 2014.
In September 2015, in the framework of NEVA-2015, the International Maritime Exhibition and Conferences of Russia, Okskaya shipyard signed a contract with BF Tanker for construction of 5 vessels including two RST-27 and three RST-54 tankers.
RST54 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 – 6.0 m. Class of the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping - M-ПР2,5 (ice30) А. Crew - 12 persons (14 places + pilot). Sea endurance - 20 days.
Okskaya Sudoverf (Shipyard “Oka”) 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, container carriers, special ships, barges. The company’s major shareholder is Universal Cargo Logistics Holding B.V. (UCL Holding).
UCL Holding is an international transportation group consolidating a number of Russian shipping, stevedoring, shipbuilding, railway and logistic companies. The division also includes Volga Shipping Company, V.F.Tanker, several cruise and shipbuilding companies.
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