Vodohod applies for construction of second cruise liner of Project PV300 by USC shipyard
Vodohod has applied for construction of the second cruise liner of Project PV300 (the third in the series) by the shipyard of the United Shipbuilding Corporation, IAA PortNews correspondent cites Rishat Bagautdinov, Chairman of Vodohod BoD, who added that the company has thus confirmed its willingness to order the second ship under the same financing conditions (involving Goznak-Leazing – Ed.).
The decision on the issue will be made this May, says Rishat Bagautdinov. According to him, the cost of the ship is estimated at RUB 3.100 bln.
The ship is to be built by Krasnoye Sormovo shipyard parallel with the first cruise liner of Project PV300 laid down for the Vodohod on 28 March 2017.
“The vessel will be the same as the first one, as it is more profitable to build serial ships… Moscow-Saint-Petersburg route is still short of demand, so the second cruise ship will be also intended for this route”, explained Rishat Bagautdinov.
Yevgeny Zagorodny, Vice President of USC, in his turn, confirmed the readiness of shipbuilding facilities for this order.
“It would be quite reasonable to load them, the more so as we speak about the construction of serial ships”, said USC representative adding that the ship can be built by 2020.
The lead ship of Project PV300, the first cruise liner of sea/river class to be built in Russia over the 60-year period, was laid down at Astrakhan-based shipyard Lotus in August 2016. The customer of the ship intended for the Caspian Sea is Moscow River Shipping Company.
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