Krasnoye Sormovo shipyard delivers second chemical carrier of Project RST27М to BF Tanker
Nizhny Novgorod, Russia based shipyard Krasnoye Sormovo (United Shipbuilding Corporation) says it has completed the construction of the second chemical carrier of Project RST27М, Balt Flot 17, to BF Tanker. According to Marine Engineering Bureau, the series designer, the acceptance/delivery certificate was signed on 13 October 2017.
It is the second ship in a series of five chemical carriers of Project RST27M to be built by Krasnoye Sormovo in 2017-2018 for BF Tanker with State Transport Leasing Company as the customer. The three-party contract was signed in late 2016.
According to the statement, on more tanker of the series is to be delivered in 2017 with two RST27M ships to be delivered in the first half of 2018.
RST27M ships are under construction for the first time in Russia. Improved chemical carriers with a capacity increased by 800 t (as compared with RST27 ships) will be able to transport crude oil, oil products and noxious liquid substances in six cargo tanks (with simultaneous carriage of three types of cargo).
Volga-Don Max Vessels of Project RST27М 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
The tanker design takes into account special requirements of Russian and international oil companies as well as additional environmental restrictions of Russian Maritime Register of Shipping «ECO PROJECT» (ECO-S).
The ship is intended for transportation of crude oil and oil products with density between 0.7 and 1.015 t/m3, as well as hazardous liquid substances including those requiring heating of up to 60°С, with no flash point limits.
Up to three types of cargo can be carried by the tanker simultaneously.
The lead ship of Project RST27M, Balt Flot 1, was laid down on 25 January 2017, launched on 21 July 2017, delivered on 6 September 2017.
The second ship, Balt FLot 17, was laid down on 15 March 2017, launched on 8 September 2017, delivered on 13 October 2017.
The third ship, Balt FLot 18, was laid down on 25 April 2017.
The forth ship, Balt FLot 19, was laid down on 27 June 2017.
The fifth ship, Balt FLot 20, was laid down on 18 August 2017.
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).