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  • 2015 February 24 11:44

    Palmaly Group takes delivery of Mecid Aslanov, eighth New Armada tanker of project RST22M

    On February 21, 2015 Palmaly Group took delivery of 7,100 DWT tanker Mecid Aslanov, eighth New Armada type tanker of Volgo-Don Max class (project RST22M, hull No 078), the series projector Marine Engineering Bureau says.
     
    The tanker was laid down in Turkey on October 3, 2013 and launched on June 18, 2014.
     
    Twenty-one tankers of the Armada first series and the New Armada second and third series have entered service and are engaged in mixed river-sea transport by Palmali, carrying from Russian river ports heavy fuel oil, diesel fuel and other oil products and vegetable oils, and in maritime transport in the Caspian, Black, Mediterranean, Baltic and North seas, including winter voyages around Europe and in the Irish Sea. Eight more tankers are currently being built by four different shipyards.

    Vessels of this third series is an evolution of 005RST01-series tankers, known as Armada first series, previously designed by the Marine Engineering Bureau for Palmali Group and built between 2002 and 2006 at Tuzla, Turkey based SELAH and ADA yards and a second modification of second series of tankers of project RST22, which were built at Nizhny Novgorod based Krasnoye Sormovo Shipyard in 2008-2009. All in all, the shipyards have built 10 Armada-series tankers of project 005RST01 and seven New Armada-series tankers of project RST22 (five of them for Palmali Group). 
     
    A distinctive feature of RST22M, RST22, 005RST01 and RST12 design tankers is full revolving rudder propellers, increased trunk and submersible cargo pumps. They have no longitudinal bulkhead in CL and no framing in cargo tanks.

    The vessels satisfy the Volga-Don Canal and the Volga-Baltic Waterway dimensions. Length of RST22M vessel is 139.95 m, breadth – 16.6 m, depth – 6.0 m.
     
    The vessels’ class is Volgo-Don Max.
     
    The new design tankers feature reinforced marine capabilities as compared with the Armada first series, with a deadweight increased by 750 tonnes in sea and increased capacity of cargo tanks while maintaining river capabilities. 

    The vessels fully meet new international requirements to transportation of vegetable oils including two-compartment subdivision.
     
    The design was tailored to meet the specific requirements of Russian and global oil companies, additional ecological restrictions of the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping «ECO PROJECT» (ECO-S).  
     
    Lead vessel of project RST22M built at Besiktas shipyard (Mubariz Ibrahimov, hull No 12) was laid down on December 11, 2009, launched on December 20, 2010, delivered on on February 15, 2011.
     
    Lead vessel of project RST22M built at Turkter shipyard (Mecid Aslanov, hull No 078) was laid down on October 3, 2013, launched on June 18, 2014.

    Lead vessel of project RST22M being built at Armada Shipyard (hull No 001) was laid down on May 21, 2014.

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    Eighth Armada type tanker of project RST22M built for Palmali Group is launched in Turkey>>>> 




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