Launching of RST27M Balt Flot 20 at Krasnoye Sormovo Shipyard slated for Feb. 22
Krasnoye Sormovo Shipyard (part of United Shipbuilding Corporation) will host the official launching ceremony for fifth product tanker of Project RTS27M series on February 22, 2018. The vessel named Balt Flot 20 is being built for Russian tanker operator BF Tanker, the shipbuilding firm said.
The launching ceremony will be attended by representatives of the STLC, BF Tanker, the series design developer (Marine Engineering Bureau), of city authorities, managers and employees of the shipyard.
As previously reported, tripartite contracts for five RST27M oil / chemical tankers were signed in Dec. 2016 between Krasnoye Sormovo Shipyard, BF Tanker and the State Transport Leasing Company (STLC). The Customer of the vessels is STLC.
The tankers delivery was scheduled for 2017-2018. BF Tanker has already taken delivery three RST27M-series vessels. The 4th tanker expects sea trials to be handed over to the customer. This 5th tanker, after launching, will have to undergo outfitting, dock-side and sea trials before the parties sign acceptance / delivery certificate.
The modification of RST27-series tankers features increased DWT by more than 800 tonnes.
General characteristics: LOA:140.8 m; beam: 16.9 m; draft (sea/river): 4.6m/3.6 m.
RS class: KM Ice1 1 R2 AUT1-ICS OMBO VCS ECO-S Oil / Chemical Tanker Type 2 (ESP).
The RST27M series tankers were designed for sea and mixed (river-sea) transportation of crude oil and petroleum products with density ranging 0.7 up to 1.015 t/m³, and harmful liquid substances in bulk, including liquids requiring heating up to temperature 60°C, without restriction of temperature of flash-point and simultaneous carriage of 3 sorts of cargo.
Engineering design was completed by Volga-Caspian Design Bureau.