Krasnoye Sormovo shipyard launches chemical carrier Balt Flot 16 for BF Tanker

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Nizhny Novgorod, Russia based shipyard Krasnoye Sormovo (United Shipbuilding Corporation) has launched the chemical carrier of Project RST27М today, 21 July 2017. Krasnoye Sormovo says the ceremony is timed to coincide with the 168th birthday of the shipyard. 

The ceremony has been traditionally attended by top-ranked guests, heads and employees of all companies that designed and built the tanker, representatives of the customer and Krasnoye Sormovo citizens.

It is the first ship in a series of five chemical carriers of Project RST27M to be built by Krasnoye Sormovo in 2017-2018 for BF Tanker with State Transport Leasing Company as the customer. The three-party contract was signed in late 2016. 

Krasnoye Sormovo shipyard launches chemical carrier Balt Flot 16 for BF Tanker

The statement emphasizes that RST27M ships are under construction for the first time in Russia. Improved chemical carriers with a capacity increased by 800 t (as compared with RST27 ships) will be able to transport crude oil, oil products and noxious liquid substances in six cargo tanks (with simultaneous carriage of three types of cargo).

The tanker design takes into account special requirements of Russian and international oil companies as well as additional environmental restrictions of Russian Maritime Register of Shipping «ECO PROJECT» (ECO-S).

The vessels are designed for mixed (river-sea) navigation. Main particulars of Project RST27M: LOA: 140.8 m, breadth: 16.9 m, DWT in fresh water (draft 3.6 m): 5,337 tonnes, DWT in salt water (draft 4.6 m): 7,875 tonnes.

The vessel was designed by Marine Engineering Bureau to RS class: КМ  Ice1  1   R2 AUT1-ICS OMBO VCS ECO-S Oil tanker/Chemical tanker type 2 (ESP). Detailed design was provided by Nizhny Novgorod based engineering firm Volga-Caspian Design Bureau. 

According to Sergey Chaplygin, Chairman of BF Tanker BoD, tankers of Project RST-27М is a new type of vessels for the company. They allow for transportation of wider range of cargo and for round-the-year operation at the ports of Europe, Baltic state, Mediterranean and Caspian Seas as well as at the ports of the Persian Gulf and South-East Asia. 

BF Tanker Ltd. owns the most advanced and state-of-the-art fleet in Russia. It partners with the leading global traders and cargo owners and is not going to be satisfied with what has already been achieved. The company is set to build up its volumes and expand its fleet in the future.

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.

MNP Group (Marine Oil & Gas Projects) is the Company Manager of shipbuilding projects. With its extensive experience in civil shipbuilding MNP Group ensures efficient response to market changes, comprehensive use of its resources and accurate compliance with deadlines under shipbuilding contracts.

Source: PortNews