United Shipbuilding Corporation to launch the first LNG-powered ferry for Ust-Luga – Baltijsk line in late July
United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) is set to launch the first LNG-powered ferry for Ust-Luga – Baltijsk line in late July 2019, IAA PortNews correspondent cites USC President Aleksey Rakhmanov as telling journalists.
According to USC head, the construction is “more or less meets the schedule”.
In June 2019, Nevsky Shipyard acknowledged the winner of a competition for development and construction of a ro-ro ferry for Ust-Luga – Baltijsk line. According to the competition materials, the contract value is RUB 3.615,3 bilion and EUR 20.2 million.
The plant has entered USC as part of the transaction on Arctech Helsinki Shipyard sale.
According to earlier statements, construction of LNG-powered ferry of Project CNF19M for Ust-Luga-Baltijsk line has been included into the federal targeted programme on the development of the Kaliningrad Region till 2020
CNF19M ship designed by Marine Engineering Bureau is a 200-meter long gas-powered ro-ro ferry of Arc4 class, with an enclosed deck for railcars and open upper deck for trailers and trucks. The vessel will have a double-screw propulsion plant. It can be bunkered simultaneously from four tractor-trailor units or from a coastal LNG bunker base.
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.
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