Okskaya Sudoverf authenticates keel for third in RSD32M-series dry cargo ship, ordered by STLC
Okskaya Sudoverf Shipyard on August 22 hosted an official keel-laying ceremony for third in a series of eight dry cargo ships of Project RSD32M. The serial vessels order was placed with Shipyard OKA by State Transport Leasing Company. The ships will be handed over to Moscow based Navis-1 LLC, the shipbuilder said in a press release.
Dry cargo carrier of Project RSD32M designed by Marine Engineering Bureau is intended for transportation of general and dry bulk cargo (including grain), bundled sawn timber, round timber, metal scrap, bundled and coiled metal, heavy and oversized cargo, coal, hazardous cargo of class 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.1, 8, 9 and category “B”.
The ships can be operated in sea areas and inland water ways of Russia’s European part including Volga-Baltic Waterway and Volga-Don Canal.
Class notation: КМ Ice1 R2 AUT1-ICS.
Key particulars: LOA – about 123.00 m, BOA – 16.72 m, depth – 5.5 m, river/sea deadweight (with draft of 3.6 m / 4.2 m) - 3,800 DWT / 5,100 DWT, speed – 10 knots.
About Okskaya Sudoverf
Okskaya Sudoverf Shipyard JSC is a modern shipbuilding enterprise and subsidiary of VBTH division of UCL Holding specialising in the construction of oil tankers, medium-tonnage dry bulk carriers of mixed 'river-sea' sailing, containerships, special crafts and barges. In 2015, the Company became the second largest shipyard in Russia in terms of total tonnage of completed and delivered newbuildings.
UCL Holding (Universal Cargo Logistics Holding) is an international transportation group consolidating a number of Russian shipping, shipbuilding, railway, stevedoring and logistic companies. VBTH also comprises North-Western Shipping Company, Volga Shipping Company, V.F. Tanker, shipbuilding and logistics assets.