NIBULON Shipbuilding and Repair Yard to launch six vessels and to start the construction of three more ones this year
NIBULON says its Shipbuilding and Repair Yard plans to launch six vessels and to start the construction of three more ones this year.
According to the statement, NIBULON is the only agricultural company in Ukraine that is engaged in the revival of shipbuilding constructing one hundred percent Ukrainian vessels at its own shipbuilding yard.
NIBULON shipbuilding and repair yard in Mykolaiv successfully implements its shipbuilding program, as well as conducts repairs and performs maintenance of the vessels along with the reconstruction of the shipyard's capacities. Director of NIBULON shipbuilding and repair yard Dmytro Horbenko told us about construction of the orders and scheduled loading of the shipyard in 2018 and in the first half of 2019.
The first non-self-propelled B5000 project vessel (101 m length) is being prepared for launching at the building berth. It should be noted that the vessel with such a length will be launched at the shipyard for the first time. It is possible thanks to reconstruction of the shipyard’s slipway, namely the construction of additional launching ways. At the moment of the acquisition of the property complex in August 2012 and creation of NIBULON shipbuilding and repair yard it constructed vessels of 70 m.
“The shipbuilders are constructing the second B5000 project vessel that will be launched in April and two multipurpose tugs of 3,500 hp (T3500 project). In addition, NIBULON shipbuilding and repair yard plans to construct four POSS-115 project tugs (two of them will be put into operation in August and in September) and a floating crane in 2018. In total, we will launch six orders in 2018”, said Dmytro Horbenko.
The shipbuilders are conducting repairs and performing maintenance of the company’s fleet along with the construction of vessels. Dmytro Horbenko explains,
“The specialists are performing maintenance of NIBULON-1 tug. Then they will perform maintenance of the non-self-propelled NBL-008 vessel. Upon completion of these operations, we will be able to perform a long-awaited launching of the first 100-m B5000 project vessel on February 23”.