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  • 2019 February 22 17:50

    Krasnoye Sormovo launches first ship in new RSD59 series of four ships ordered by STLC

    On 22 February 2019, Nizhny Novgorod based Krasnoye Sormovo shipyard (a company of United Shipbuilding Corporation) launched the Idel-1, the first ship in the series of four dry cargo carriers of Project RSD59 to be built for shipping company Pola Rise under the contract with State Transport Leasing Company (STLC), the company says in a press release.

    Upon completion of mooring and sea trials the Idel 1 will be delivered to the customer.

    Krasnoye Sormovo shipyard signed the trilateral contract with State Transport Leasing Company and shipping company Pola Rise on construction of the second series of four dry cargo carriers of Project RSD59. The first series was completed in 2018.

    Besides, Krasnoye Sormovo has recently won an open competition for construction of 11 ships by the end of 2021. The contract is to be signed in the nearest future.

    RSD59 ships of Volgo-Don Max class have two cargo holds and the maximum dimensions to sail along the Volga-Don canal.

    The vessel is designed for transportation of general, containerized cargo, timber, grain, oversize cargo and dangerous goods of B Class in R2 navigation area with waves up to 3% and standing off a place of shelter within 100 miles (distance between shelters should not exceed 200 miles), inland waterways of Russia (with some restrictions).

    Key particulars of the ship: LOA – 140.88 m; Breadth – 16.98 m; Depth – 6 m; River/Sea DWT – 5,128/7,535 m; Cargo holds capacity – 11,292 m; Number of holds – two, River/Sea draft – 3.6/4.53 m, Endurance - 20/12 days. 

    Class notation: КМ Ice2 R2 АUT1-ICS CONT (deck, cargo holds Nos.1.2) DG (bulk, pack).

    Project RSD59 designer is Marine Engineering Bureau – Design SPb. Working design document was developed by 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).

    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 40 companies and organizations (major shipbuilding and shiprepairing companies as well as leading design bureaus). Currently, USC consolidates the bulk 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 build 11 dry cargo carries of RSD59 design for STLC by 2021 >>>>

    Krasnoye Sormovo to build one more series of RSD59 dry cargo carries for Pola Rise >>>>




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