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2016 August 16 20:50

Krasnoye Sormovo Shipyard slated launching of RST27 Explorer for August 19 (photo)

Nizhny Novgorod based Krasnoye Sormovo Shipyard (part of the United Shipbuilding Corporation) on August 19, 2016 will hold a launching ceremony for the RST27 Explorer tanker ordered by Caspian Marine Services Limited (CMS, British Virgin Islands), the shipbuilding company said.

Krasnoye Sormovo in early August signed a contract with CMS in conjunction with MNP Group for two tankers of RST27 design. Under the contract terms the tankers will be delivered to the Customer between the 2016-2017 period.

Tankers of Project RST27 are self-propelled ships of Volga-Don max class. Main particulars: LOA: 140.85 m, breadth: 16.7 m, depth: 6.0 m, DWT in fresh water (draft 3.6 m): 5378 tonnes, DWT in salt water (draft 4.2 m): 6,980 tonnes. 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. 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 will be provided by Nizhny Novgorod based engineering firm Volga-Caspian Design Bureau.

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.

Krasnoye Sormovo Plant is one of the oldest Russian shipbuilding companies, founded back in 1849. All vessels built at Krasnoye Sormovo shipyard meet the requirements of MARPOL conventions, having the state-of-the-art equipment. The shipyard specializes in civil shipbuilding, construction of sea-going and mixed river-sea vessels. Some of the ships built by Krasnoye Sormovo are in the list of Significant Ships of 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 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.