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2018 April 20 14:40

Krasnoye Sormovo shipyard launches Russia’s first dry cargo carrier of Project RSD59 (photo)

Nizhny Novgorod, Russia based Krasnoye Sormovo shipyard (a company of United Shipbuilding Corporation) says it has launched the lead dry cargo carrier of Project RSD59. Russia’s first ship of this project named Pola Makaria has been launched today, 20 April 2018.

The lead ship of Project RSD59 is the first in a series of five dry cargo carriers under a trilateral contract signed in December 2016 with State Transport Leasing Company as a customer and shipping company Pola Rise as a leaseholder. Krasnoye Sormovo is to deliver all the vessels in 2018.

Project RSD59 designer is Marine Engineering Bureau – Design SPb. Working design document was developed by Volga-Caspian Design Bureau.

“In many respects, it is a unique dry cargo carrier with some parameters exceeding those of previously built ships of the same class. The ship has an increased deadweight and hold capacity, features an improved maneuverability.  There are no such vessels in Russia yet”, Mikhail Pershin, Actin Director General of Krasnoye Sormovo shipyard, said at the ceremony. 

According to him, Krasnoye Sormovo laid down five vessels of Project RSD59 in Quarter IV’ 2018. 

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).

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.

MNP Group (Marine Oil & Gas Projects) is the Company Manager of shipbuilding projects. With its extensive experience in civil shipbuilding MNP Group ensures efficient response to market changes, comprehensive use of its resources and accurate compliance with deadlines under shipbuilding contracts.