Krasnoye Sormovo shipyard fulfilled contracts on construction and delivery of tankers to CMS
On 21 June 2017, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia based Krasnoye Sormovo Shipyard (part of the United Shipbuilding Corporation) delivered the RST27 tanker to Caspian Marine Services Limited (CMS).
The shipyard says it is the second tanker of Project RST27 built for British Virgin Islands-flagged CMS under the contracts signed in April 2016. The ships were built and delivered within the scheduled time. The first tanker was launched in August 2016 and delivered to the customer in October 2016. Form November 2016 the tanker has been operating in the Caspian Sea. The second ship was launched in February 2017. After successfully completed mooring and sea trials she has been delivered to the customer.
Tankers of Project RST27 are self-propelled ships of Volga-Don max class. Main particulars: LOA: 140.85 m, breadth: 16.7 m, depth: 6.0 m, DWT in fresh water (draft 3.6 m): 5378 tonnes, DWT in salt water (draft 4.2 m): 6,980 tonnes. The vessels are designed for mixed (river-sea) shipping of liquid bulk crude and oil products, including gasoline, with simultaneous carriage of two types of cargo.
The RST27 vessels were designed by Marine Engineering Bureau to RS class: KM (*) Ice1 R2 AUT1-ICS VCS ECO-S OMBO Oil tanker (ESP). Detailed design was provided by Volga-Caspian Design Bureau.
Krasnoye Sormovo PJSC is one of the oldest shipbuilding companies in Russia, founded in 1849. Throughout the 75-year period, more than three hundred submarines and rescue vehicles including 25 nuclear ones have been built and modernized by Krasnoye Sormovo shipyard. Today, Krasnoye Sormovo builds vessels of commercial fleet meeting the requirements of international conventions on reliability and safety. Some of Krasnoye Sormovo tankers are in the list of Significant Ships of the Year by the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA).
United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC OJSC) is the largest shipbuilding company in Russia. It was set up in 2007 with 100% federal ownership. The holding comprises 40 companies and organizations (major shipbuilding and shiprepairing companies as well as leading design bureaus). Currently, USC consolidates the bulk of the domestic shipbuilding complex. The Russian market is the main focus of the state corporation though it also exports its products to 20 countries worldwide.