API Marine signs big Turkish contract.
API Marine has signed a contract with Besiktas Shipyard, Istanbul, Turkey for delivery of full Integrated Cargo Control, Monitoring and Alarm Systems for a new series of tankers to be delivered to Palmali Group of Companies The 10 tankers will be built as the third series of Armada project and will be equipped with fully integrated API system for cargo management, control and ships stability calculations.
The new ships combine river and open sea operations. The ships fit the Volgo-Don and Volgo-Balt channels in respect of dimensions. The total capacity of 6 tanks and 2 slop tanks is 8090 cub. m., dwt in sea is about 7050 mts on 4.60 m draught, in river dwt is 4700 mts on 3.60 m draught.
The new contract follows a very constructive cooperation between API Marine and Palmali, established through deliveries of full cargo, monitoring and alarm systems for previous series of Armada tankers built at shipyards in Turkey and Russia.
The new vessels will be equipped with API TGD (Tank Gauging Device) in cargo tanks, a unique multi-functional unit for measuring level, pressure and temperature.