Okskaya Sudoverf shipyard put into operation new system for cleaning of ship holds (photo)
Okskaya Sudoverf shipyard (UCL Holding) has put into operation VORTEKS-4000, vacuum system for hold cleaning of ship holds. The company says its investments into new equipment under the modernization programme exceeded RUB 6 mln in March 2017.
According to the statement, new equipment allows for automation of auxiliary operations in holds of vessels and for reduction of their labor intensity by 35 times.
With this new equipment the period of execution of the contract on conversion of RST27 ships into chemical carriers of IMO2 class will be reduced to 5 months.
Denis Samsikov, Executive Director of Okskaya Sudoverf, comments: “The new equipment allows for considerable expansion of the range of Okskaya Sudoverf services. The company can efficiently perform serial conversion of vessels for transportation of specific cargoes. This will certainly contribute to the flexibility of cargo policy of Russian shipping companies”.
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).
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).