Krasnoye Sormovo launches first chemical tanker of Project RST27 built for shipping company Volgotrans (photo)
On 24 March 2017, Krasnoye Sormovo shipyard (Nizhny Novgorod, United Shipbuilding Corporation), launched the first chemical tanker of Project RST27 built for shipping company Volgotrans.
The ceremony was attended by the representatives of the shipyard, the designers and the customs.
Krasnoye Sormovo shipyard, shipping company Volgotrans LLC and Goznak-leasing CJSC signed two three-party contracts for supply of two chemical tankers of improved Project RST27 o October 27, 2015.
Under the contracts, the shipyard will build two chemical tankers of Project RST27 for Volgotrans with Goznak-leasing as a leasing company. The delivery of both tankers is scheduled for 2017.
The vessels are designed for mixed (river-sea) shipping of liquid bulk crude and oil products, including gasoline, with simultaneous carriage of two types of cargo.
Main particulars of Project RST27: LOA: 140.85 m, breadth: 16.7 m, depth: 6.0 m, DWT in fresh water (draft 3.6 m): 5,378 tonnes, DWT in salt water (draft 4.2 m): 6,980 tonnes.
The RST27 vessels were designed by Marine Engineering Bureau to RS class: KM (*) Ice1 R2 AUT1-ICS VCS ECO-S OMBO Oil tanker (ESP). Detailed design was provided by Nizhny Novgorod based engineering firm Volga-Caspian Design Bureau.
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).
MNP Group (Marine Oil & Gas Projects) is the Company Manager of shipbuilding projects. The Group comprises shipbuilding, naval architecture and marine engineering firms based in Nizhny Novgorod - Krasnoye Sormovo Shipyard, Sormovskoe Engineering, Volgograd Special Engineering Plant, and the Volga-Caspian Design Bureau. Project management is the key competence of the Group.
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.