• 2017 August 10 17:52

    Okskaya Shipyard launches second 21270-series fast crew supply “John of Kronstadt”

    Navashino, Novgorod region based OJSC Okskaya Sudoverf (OKA Shipyard, part of UCL Holding) today held according to schedule a ceremonial launching of "John of Kronstadt", second in a series of inshore fast crew supply vessels of Project 21270, the shipbuilding company said in a press release.

    The inshore cutter was designed for fast transfer of crew within the coastal area of the Black Sea at a distance of up to 50 miles from her homeport.

    The ship launching ceremony was attended by the heads of administrations of Navashino and Nizhny Novgorod region, Almaz naval architecture and marine engineering firm, partners of Okskaya Shipyard and local residents.

    Ship Sponsor was Ms. Olga Pankova, the Customer representative.

    The vessel's keel laying was held on April 15, 2016. The vessel is being built on time and on budget.

    Vladimir Kulikov, General Director of Oka Shipyard comments: “The John of Kronstadt is the second vessel of Project 21270, built by our company. The boat of this class of complexity is second-to-none in many ways, she features modern technological equipment and solutions, hull lines design".

    Contract for the second 21270-series boat construction was signed on February 25, 2016.

    The Project 21270-series crew supply vessel was designed by Almaz Central Marine Design Bureau. 

    General characteristics:
    LOA - 27.4 m, breadth overall - 6.5 m, draft overall - about 1.6 m, full load displacement - about 110 tonnes, max. operational speed – 22 knots, economical speed – 15 knots, seaworthiness, safety of navigation – 5 pts, accommodation: for two-day trips, with berths in cabins - 12 people, for short-term trips - 20 people.

    OJSC Okskaya Sudoverf (OKA Shipyard) is a leading Russian enterprise, which has a necessary complex of manufacturing facilities sufficient for the construction of medium-load capacity vessels and holds a strong position in the domestic and global shipbuilding markets. The shipbuilding company is located in the south-west of the Nizhny Novgorod region, in the town of Navashino, on the Oka River, and is connected to all Russian sea ports by railroads and inland waterways.

    UCL Holding is an international transport group consolidating a number of Russian shipping, shipbuilding, railway, stevedoring, and logistics companies. UCL Holding also includes the North-Western and Volga Shipping companies, the "VF. Tanker”, shipbuilding and logistics assets.




2017 August 23

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17:19 Indian Navy commissions second landing craft utility ship MK-IV 'IN LCU L52'
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16:17 Van Oord awarded contract to construct Deutsche Bucht offshore wind farm
16:13 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to North Europe
16:00 Rustam Khalitov appointed as Director General of KNRG Upravleniye, management company of Caspian Energy Group (photo)
15:40 7th Fleet Commander relieved due to loss of confidence
15:14 Russia’s General Board of State Expert Review approved stages of Zvezda Shipyard project (Far East)
14:59 Russia develops digital platform for testing unmanned ship navigation
14:18 CMA CGM invests in the NYSHEX market and accelerates its digital transformation
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2017 August 22

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2017 August 21

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