Red Sormovo launches 5.600-dwt tanker
Krasnoye (Red) Sormovo (Nizhny Novgorod) Plant launched a 19614 project 5.600-dwt tanker, named Japetus, the press service of the company said. The ship was ordered by Moorpark Ltd. (Cyprus). The building contract for three tankers was signed in April 2008. Option for the fourth ship was confirmed in the summer of 2008, the term of delivery - October 2010.
The first tanker Titan has already been delivered to the customer in October 2009, ahead of the contract term, the second tanker, Enceladus, must be delivered, according to the contract, in June. The third, Yapetus - in July this year.
The river-sea class tankers are the largest vessels for river navigation. The ship length is 141 m, width - 16,9 m, depth - 6,1 m, draft - 3,73 / 3,60 m, capacity - 5530/5030, the volume of cargo tanks - 6720 cu. m, speed rated not less than 10 knots, the ship crew 14/16 people, Endurance, 15/10 days. Navigation area - inland waterways and sea non Arctic areas in accordance with the class of ship.
Ship type - welded, steel, twin-screw, with a fixed pitch propellers, deck boat, with forecastle and aftercastle, with 12 cargo tanks and two slop tanks, with a longitudinal bulkhead in the center line with the transitional bridge, wheelhouse from side to side closed. Tanker designed to carry crude oil and petroleum products and chemical cargo in accordance with the class: KM * Ice1 R2-RSN AUT3 VCS Oil tanker / Chemical tanker type 2 (vegetable oil) (ESP).
The tankers built for Moorpark Ltd., differ from those built earlier. The shipping company's specialists have formulated additional requirements for diversification of the goods transported by the ships and improve the functionality of the vessel. All these requirements have been incorporated in a modified technical design and implemented during the construction, Red Sormovo statement said.
Red Sormovo Plant is one of the oldest Russian shipbuilding companies, founded back in 1849. The enterprise"s major workshops: ship hulls, installation, mechanical and metallurgical.