Krasnoye Sormovo shipyard launches Pola Sofia,third dry cargo carrier of Project RSD59 built for Pola Rise
Nizhny Novgorod, Russia based Krasnoye Sormovo shipyard (a company of United Shipbuilding Corporation) says it has launched the third dry cargo carrier of Project RSD59. The ship named Pola Sofia has been launched today, 12 July 2018, says Marine Engineering Bureau, the series designer.
Under the contract with State Leasing Transport Company as the customer and shipping company Paula Rise as leaseholder, Krasnoye Sormovo is to build five ships of Project RSD59 with Nevsky Shipyard to deliver five more ships of this project.
RSD59 ships of Volgo-Don Max class have the maximum dimensions to sail along the Volga-Don canal.
The vessel is designed for transportation of general, containerized cargo, timber, grain, oversized cargo and dangerous goods of 1.4S, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.1, 8, 9 class in accordance with IC IMDG and Appendix B of the BC Code in the Caspian, Mediterranean, Black, Baltic, White and North Seas including sailings around Europe and in the Irish Sea during winter season.
The new series is a successor of RSD49 design which had three holds. RSD59 ships with extra full hull forms have a unique second hold, the largest among Volgo-Don Max ships.
The project is designed for the class KM Ice2 R2 AUT1-ICS of the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping and meets all the requirements of international conventions in force at the time of the vessel's laying.
By displacement the vessels of RSD59 project are by far the largest of dry cargo vessels satisfying the dimensions of the Volga-Don shipping channel.
Deadweight in the sea with draft of 4.50 m – 7,505 m; Deadweight in river with draft of 3.60 m – 5,200 m.
LOA – 141.0 m, BOA – 16.98 m, depth – 6.00 m. Capacity of cargo holds – 11,400 cbm. Dimensions: 77.35 х 12.25 х 9.0 m and 27.03 х 12.25 х 9.0 m.
Operational speed – 10.5 knots.
Main Engine power – two 1,200 kW engines running on 380 cS fuel.
Endurance in sea - 20 days.
Crew - 11, berths - 14. There is a sanitary cabin and a pilot cabin.
Expected service life of the hull - 24 years.
Krasnoye Sormovo shipyard laid down the lead multi-purpose dry cargo carrier of new Project RSD59, Pola Makaria (Hull No 06001) on 5 September 2017, launched on 20 April 2018 and delivered on 24 May 2018.
The second ship, Pola Filofea (Hull No 06002) was laid down on 19 September 2017, launched on 8 June 2018 and delivered on 5 July 2018.
The third ship, Pola Sofia, (Hull No 06003) was laid down on 25 September 2017 and launched on 12 July 2018.
The fourth ship, Pola Feodosia, (Hull No 06004) was laid down on 20 December 2017.
The fifth ship, Pola Fiva, (Hull No 06005) was laid down on 25 December 2017.
PAO Krasnoye Sormovo 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).
AO United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) 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.