Okskaya Sudoverf launches lead shallow-draft tank barge of Project ROB20, Belmax 1 (photo)
On 19 April 2018, Okskaya Sudoverf shipyard (a company of UCL Holding) launched the lead non-self-propelled shallow-draft double-hulled tank barge of Project ROB20. The 6,000 DWT ship of “O” class, “New Belskaya” type, is named Belmax 1, says the shipyard.
A series of ten vessels is being built for Saint-Petersburg based company Paula Rise under a leasing contract with State Transport Leasing Company as a customer.
The barge of Project ROB20 was designed by Marine Engineering Bureau.
The barge launching ceremony was attended by the customer representatives, Navashino district authorities, business partners and personnel of Okskaya Sudoverf as well as Navashino citizens.
“Okskaya Sudoverf has accumulated a unique experience in building vessels of different level of sophistication and is able to meet the challenges. In many respects, the construction of ROB20 barges series is a breakthrough project for Okskaya Sudoverf. For the first time it has built a vessel of this width – 22.80 meters. The width of the barge caused implementation of a package of measures required for its construction and launching. The personnel of the company has got the things done successfully having confirmed its high professionalism once again”, Vladimir Kulikov, Director General of Okskaya Sudoverf, said at the ceremony.
Non-self-propelled tank barges of Project ROB20 are intended for transportation of petroleum products with a flashpoint of 610C and above. With their double sides and double bottoms the vessels feature an improved level of environmental friendliness. The barges will be operated on the Belaya, Kama and Volga rivers.
The ship’s class notation: O 2.0 non-self-propelled liquid bulk carrier.
Key particulars: LOA – 118.79 meters, molded length – 117.90 meters, waterline length – 117.77 meters, BOA – 22.80 meters, molded breadth – 22.60 meters, depth to main deck – 3.00 meters, draft – 2.75 meters, deadweight with draft of 2.75 meters – 6,013 tonnes.
Okskaya Sudoverf JSC is a modern shipbuilding enterprise, a part of VBTH division of the international transportation group UCL Holding. Okskaya Sudoverf specializes in the construction of oil tankers, medium-tonnage dry cargo vessels of mixed 'river-sea' class, containerships, special crafts and barges. In 2015, Okskaya Sudoverf became the second largest shipyard in Russia in terms of the total newbuilds’ tonnage.
UCL Holding (Universal Cargo Logistics Holding) is an international transportation group consolidating a number of Russian shipping, shipbuilding, railway, stevedoring and logistic companies. VBTH, the group's division, also comprises North-Western Shipping Company, Volga Shipping Company, V.F. Tanker, shipbuilding and logistics assets.