Okskaya Sudoverf launches first barge of Project ROB20 under contract with STLC
Okskaya Sudoverf shipyard has launched the first non-self-propelled tank barge of Project ROB20 built to the order of State Transport Leasing Company (STLC). STLC says the ceremony was held in Navashino (Nizhny Novgorod Region).
A series of ten vessels is being built for Saint-Petersburg based company Paula Rise under a leasing contract with State Transport Leasing Company as a customer. A total of eight barges are to be launched in 2018.
Non-self-propelled tank barges of Project ROB20 are intended for transportation of petroleum products with a flashpoint of 610C and above. With their double sides and double bottoms the vessels feature an improved level of environmental friendliness. The barges will be operated on the Belaya, Kama and Volga rivers.
Okskaya Sudoverf JSC is a modern shipbuilding enterprise, a part of VBTH division of the international transportation group UCL Holding. Okskaya Sudoverf specializes in the construction of oil tankers, medium-tonnage dry cargo vessels of mixed 'river-sea' class, containerships, special crafts and barges. In 2015, Okskaya Sudoverf became the second largest shipyard in Russia in terms of the total newbuilds’ tonnage.
UCL Holding (Universal Cargo Logistics Holding) is an international transportation group consolidating a number of Russian shipping, shipbuilding, railway, stevedoring and logistic companies. VBTH, the group's division, also comprises North-Western Shipping Company, Volga Shipping Company, V.F. Tanker, shipbuilding and logistics assets.
The State Transport Leasing Company (GTLK) is Russia’s largest player in the lease market. It leases out aircraft, vessels, rail transport, road vehicles and special equipment to domestic transport enterprises and invests in the development of Russia's transport infrastructure. The company's sole shareholder is the Russian Federation represented by the Ministry of Transport. GTLK holds double-B ratings from the world’s three leading international rating agencies and an A+(RU) national rating from ACRA. As at 30 September 2017, GTLK's IFRS assets exceeded RUB 291 billion.
Okskaya Sudoverf launches lead shallow-draft tank barge of Project ROB20, Belmax 1 (photo) >>>>