Onezhsky shipyard lays down Yury Maslyukov dredger of Damen TSHD 2000 design (photo)
Onezhsky Shipbuilding, Ship Repair Yard (Petrozavodsk, Republic of Karelia) has laid down a Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger (TSHD) 2000 of DAMEN design ordered by FSUE Rosmorport. The ship laid down today, 17 November 2017, will be named Yury Maslyukov, head of Rosmorport’s Fleet Construction and Development Department Vladimir Shtrambrand, who took part in the keel-laying ceremony, told IAA PortNews.
The contract was signed by Onezhsky shipyard and DAMEN on 22 September 2017.
The ceremony was also attended by Russia's Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev, RF Transport Minister Maxim Sokolov, head of Karelia Artur Parfenchikov, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Georgy Kalamanov, Deputy CEO of FSUE Rosmorport for Economics and Finance Yakov Bykov, Onezhsky shipyard Director Vladimir Maizus, etc.
When speaking at the ceremony, Maxim Sokolov emphasized that involvement of advanced production technologies and competence as well as advantageous geographical location will let the shipyard compete in the market of river ships for Neva/Volga/Kama/Moskva/Don rivers and Onega/Ladoga lakes.
The official also said that the number of orders being implemented by Onezhsky shipyard has increased. In 2016-2017, the shipyard built and delivered to Rosmorport nine service fleet vessels. Four more ships will be delivered in 2018.
According to Rosmorport, the construction of a new dredger is a significant contribution to the development of the Northern Sea Route and the Arctic zone. The Yury Maslyukov will be able to work in adverse climate conditions of the northern region to ensure the required depth at many Arctic seaports.
TSDH-2000 ships comply with the latest requirements on designing and construction. The dredger will be able to operate under temperature between -35°C and +40°C. The Yury Maslyukov will be fitted with high performance dredging equipment and additional equipment allowing for dredging in limited areas near piers and berths, says the statement.
FSUE Rosmorport is going to use the ship for maintenance of depth required for navigation in the water area and approaches to the seaport of Arkhangelsk as well as for repair dredging at Sabetta seaport.
Vessel particulars: LOAD – 80.35 m, molded length - 76.1 m, breadth – 16.2 m, draft during dredging – 5.1 m, maximum depth of dredging - 22 m, hold capacity – 2,000 cbm.
Onezhsky Shipbuilding, Ship Repair Yard (Onega Shipyard) was founded in 2002 on the basis of shiprepair facilities of the Belomorsky-Onezhsky Shipping Company, formed in 1944. In 2011, after the enterprise management dismissal the production stopped, and the company went bankrupt. In late 2014 the enterprise was transferred to the state ownership and resumed its shipbuilding / repair activity.
Damen Shipyards Group (with its Head Office in Gorinchem, the Netherlands) operates 33 ship- and repair yards employing 9,000 people worldwide. Damen has delivered more than 6,000 vessels in more than 100 countries and delivers approximately 160 vessels annually to customers worldwide. Damen specializes in construction of tugs, boats, patrol vessels, high-speed craft, cargo ships, dredgers, platform service vessels, oil spill response ships, frigates and super yachts.
Damen’s focus on standardisation, modular construction and keeping vessels in stock leads to short delivery times, low ‘total cost of ownership’, high resale values and reliable performance. Furthermore, DAMEN vessels are based on thorough R&D and proven technology.
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