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  • 2016 June 1 17:45

    Lead TSHD 1000 built by Krasnoye Sormovo shipyard has undergone the sea trials (photo)

    The Sommers, the lead vessel of a series of three TSHDs 1000 being built for Rosmorport by Krasnoye Sormovo shipyard (United Shipbuilding Corporation), has completed her sea trials, says the shipyard.

    The contract between Rosmorport and Krasnoye Sormovo shipyard was signed in April 2014 with the assistance of MNP Group.

    The Sommers named after the island in the eastern part of the Gulf of Finland was launched in January 2016. Having undergone the mooring and sea trials the vessel is being prepared for the delivery. 

    Vessel particulars: LOA – 62,6 m; Beam – 14 m; Draft – 4,25 m: Hopper capacity – 1000 m3; Deadweight – 1685 tonnes; Trailing pipe diameter 500 mm; Total installed power 3225 kW. The TSHD 1000 series vessels feature outstanding dredging capabilities to dredge to a depth of 20 meters and operate at water temperatures -2 ° C to + 20 ° C.

    Class notation: KM(*) Ice1 R1 AUT2 Hopper Dredger.

    The shipbuilder plans to deliver all the three TSHDs named Sommers, Kronshlot and Kadosh by the end of 2016. 

    MNP Group (Marine Oil & Gas Projects) is engaged in shipbuilding. MNP Group incorporates leading Russian shipbuilding company Nizhniy Novgorod based Krasnoye Sormovo Shipyard and naval architecture and marine engineering firm Volgo-Caspian Design Bureau, as well as  Engineering Plants - Sormovskoye Mashinostroeniye, Nizhniy Novgorod and Volgograd Special Engineering Plant. The Group specializes in Project Management and is one of the leading Russian engineering companies.

    Krasnye Sormovo Plant is one of the oldest Russian shipbuilding companies, founded back in 1849. All vessels built at Krasnoye Sormovo shipyard meet the requirements of MARPOL conventions, having the state-of-the-art equipment. The shipyard specializes in civil shipbuilding, construction of sea-going and mixed river-sea vessels. Some of the ships built by Krasnoye Sormovo are in the list of Significant Ships of 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 60 companies and organizations (major shipbuilding and shiprepairing companies as well as leading design bureaus). Currently, USC consolidates about 80% 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.

     Related links:

    Krasnoye Sormovo to launch the second dredger of TSHD 1000 design on June 8, 2016 (photo) >>>>

    Damen TSHD 1000 'Sommers' launched at Krasnoye Sormove Shipyard >>>>




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