Krasnoye Sormovo shipyard delivers Pola Sofia, third dry cargo carrier of Project RSD59
Nizhny Novgorod, Russia based Krasnoye Sormovo shipyard (a company of United Shipbuilding Corporation) and shipping company Pola Rise have signed the delivery certificated for yet another dry cargo carrier of Project RSD59, says press center of the shipyard.
The ship named Pola Sofia is the third dry cargo carrier delivered to Pola Rise under a contract signed in December 2016 for construction of a series of five RSD59 ships. The ship launched on 12 July 2018 is homeported in Saint Petersburg.
The vessel is designed for transportation of general, containerized cargo, timber, grain, oversized cargo and dangerous goods of B Class in R2 navigation area with waves of up to 3% and standing off a place of shelter within 100 miles (distance between shelters should not exceed 200 miles).
Key particulars of the ship: length – 140.88 m, breadth – 16.98 m, depth – 6 m, river/sea deadweight – 5,128/7,535 m, Capacity of cargo holds – 11,292 m, number of holds – two, river/sea draft – 3.6/4.53 m, endurance - 20/12 days.
Class notation: КМ Ice2 R2 АUT1-ICS CONT (deck, cargo holds Nos.1.2) DG (bulk, pack).
Project RSD59 designer is Marine Engineering Bureau – Design SPb. Working design document was developed by 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.