Krasnoye Sormovo launches Idel-3 of RSD59 series ordered by STLC
On 14 May 2019, Nizhny Novgorod based Krasnoye Sormovo shipyard (a company of United Shipbuilding Corporation) launched the Idel-3, the eighth 8,144 DWT ship of Project RSD59 (hull No 06008) ordered by State Transport Leasing Company (STLC) with shipping company Idel (joint venture of Pola Rise and Glencore) as a lessee, says press center of Marine Engineering Bureau, RSD59 designer.
“The ship named Idel-2 is the seventh dry cargo carrier of Project RSD59 built by the shipyard during two years, tells Mikhail Pershin, General Director of Krasnoye Sormovo. – Now, we are at the equator of the second series of four ships intended for Pola Rise. I would also like to emphasize that we have embarked on construction of the third series of 11 ships of this project for STLC. All phases of the construction comply with the schedule”.
Pola Makaria, lead ship of RSD59 series is on the list of Significant Ships of 2018 by the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA).
Krasnoye Sormovo has already built five ships of Project RSD59 with fifteen more under construction.
Nevsky Shipyard has put into operation its first RSD59 vessels and 3 more ships are under construction. As of today, the total order for RSD59 vessels is 25 units (6 ships completed, 2 ships afloat with outfitting underway, other units are under construction). Besides, Okskaya Shipyard has signed contracts for 15 more ships of Project RSD59.
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 4.706 m – 8,144 t; Deadweight in river with draft of 3.60 m – 5,320 t.
The maximum length is 141.0 m, the overall width is 16.98 m, depth is 6.00 m.
The capacity of cargo holds is 11400 cubic m.
Both cargo holds are box-shaped, smooth-walled, and convenient at cargo operations and placing the goods without stowage. Their dimensions are 77.35 x 12.25 x 9.0 m and 27.03 x 12.25 x 9.0 m.
The operating speed is 10.5 knots.
Two medium-speed diesels (main engine) of 1200 kW each use heavy fuel oil with viscosity of IFO380 Heavy fuel stores are placed in deep-tanks in area of the ER fore bulkhead, separated from outside water by double bottom and double sides.
Sea sailing autonomy is 20 day.
Crew consists of 11 people, total places onboard are 14. Sanitary and pilot cabins are provided.
Designed vessel hull's life term is 24 years. The double bottom is designed for distributed load with intensity of 12 tons per square meter, and also allows to use 16 t bucket grab.
Keel of the RSD59 lead vessel (at Krasnoe Sormovo Shipyard) "Pola Makaria" (building No. 06001) was laid down on 05.09.17. She was launched on 20.04.18 and accepted for operation on 24.05.2018.
Keel of the second vessel "Pola Filofea" (building No. 06002) was laid down on 19.09.17. She was launched on 08/06/2018 and accepted for operation on 05.07.2018.
Keel of the third vessel "Pola Sofia" (building No. 06003) was laid down on 25.09.17. She was launched on 12.07.2018 and accepted for operation on 08.08.2018.
Keel of the fourth vessel "Pola Feodosia" (building No. 06004) was laid down on 20.12.17. She was launched on 17.08.18 and accepted for operation on 14.09.2018.
Keel of the fifth vessel "Pola Fiva" (building No. 06005) was laid down on 25.12.17. She was launched on 21.09.18 and accepted for operation on 15.10.2018.
Keel of the sixth vessel "Idel 1" (building No. 06006) was laid down on 25.09.18. She was launched on 21.02.19.
Keel of the seventh vessel "Idel 2" (building No. 06007) was laid down on 27.11.18. She was launched on 05.04.19.
Keel of the eighth vessel "Idel 3" (building No. 06008) was laid down on 14.12.18.
Keel of the ninth vessel "Idel 4" (building No. 06009) was laid down on 28.02.19.
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.