Krasnoye Sormovo shipyard launches fourth chemical carrier of Project RST27М built for BF Tanker (photo)
On 22 December 2017, Krasnoye Sormovo shipyard launched the fourth chemical carrier of Project RST27М, Balt Flot 19 built for BF Tanker LLC. Krasnoye Sormovo says the vessel will be delivered in the beginning of the coming year.
“We are gradually moving to implementation of the next year’s production programme, - said Mikhail Pershin, Executive Director of Krasnoye Sormovo. – The tanker launched by Krasnoye Sormovo today is the fourth chemical carrier of Project RST27М, a modification developed by Marine Engineering Bureau and Volga-Caspian Design Bureau to meet the requirements of the customer and to comply with new standards set forth for vessels of this type. This year, BF Tanker has signed the acceptance certificate for the first three chemical carriers of this project in the series of five vessels foreseen by the contract. That means that all improvements of Project RST27 performed by Krasnoye Sormovo fully meet the customer’s requirements.
Tripartite agreement between Krasnoye Sormovo Shipyard, the State Transport Leasing Company and BF Tanker for the construction of five chemical tankers (Project RST27M) was signed in December 2016. Under the agreement, the fourth and the fifth tankers will be delivered to the customer in 2018.
Sergey Chaplygin, Chairman of BF Tanker BoD, commented: “As a representative of the customs I would says that all tankers built by Krasnoye Sormovo have gained a reputation of reliable and up-to-date vessels complying with tough international requirements in the field of different cargo transportation. BF Tanker is now in negotiations with Krasnoye Sormovo as regards the continuation of the RST27M series. We highly appreciate the experience and the professionalism of Sormovo shipbuilders. Our experience of cooperation with the shipyard lets us be sure in ever-high quality of Krasnoye Sormovo ships and in performance of their contractual obligations within the schedule”.
The RST27M is a modification of Project RST27 with increased capacity by more than 800 tonne. This series tankers equipped with six cargo tanks are able to transport simultaneously three types of products: crude oil, oil products and noxious liquid bulk substances.
The vessels are designed for mixed (river-sea) navigation. Main particulars of Project RST27M: LOA: 140.8 m, breadth: 16.9 m, DWT in fresh water (draft 3.6 m): 5,337 tonnes, DWT in salt water (draft 4.6 m): 7,875 tonnes. The vessel was designed by Marine Engineering Bureau to RS class: КМ Ice1 1 R2 AUT1-ICS OMBO VCS ECO-S Oil tanker/Chemical tanker type 2 (ESP). Detailed design was provided by Nizhny Novgorod based engineering firm 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.
MNP Group (Marine Oil & Gas Projects) is the Company Manager of shipbuilding projects. With its extensive experience in civil shipbuilding MNP Group ensures efficient response to market changes, comprehensive use of its resources and accurate compliance with deadlines under shipbuilding contracts.
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