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15.11.21 23:34
Krasnoe Sormovo laid down, the fourth in a series of eleven with Tier III, multipurpose RSD59 dry cargo vessel of 8144 t deadweight

On 15.11.21 Krasnoe Sormovo Shipyard (director Mikhail Pershin) laid down its thirty third multipurpose RSD59 dry cargo vessel of 8144 t deadweight (building No. 06033) and the fourth in a series of eleven vessels, that meet to increased environmental requirements of the IMO TIER III (DE-Tier III) for emissions into the atmosphere.
 
PJSE "State Leasing Transport Company" is a Customer.
 
The RSD59 prj. was designed by Marine Engineering Bureau.
 
For marine engines, in accordance with the International Convention MARPOL, since 2000, they have been limiting the emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) into the atmosphere. For ships operating in IMO emission control zones, which are relevant for vessels of limited navigation areas and mixed river-sea navigation, for example, in the Baltic and North Seas and laid down from January 1, 2021, the new TIER III standard came into force.
 
To meet its strict enough requirements on the vessels of the RSD59 project of the Oka shipyard, newly built for SLTC, an exhaust gas cleaning system was used to reduce NOx emissions, based on the principle of selective catalytic reduction (SCR) to remove nitrogen oxides (NOx). The SCR system reduces the level of nitrogen oxides in the exhaust gas from the engine using catalytic elements and a reagent. During the process, a reagent in the form of an aqueous urea solution is injected into the exhaust gas stream. The water from the urea solution evaporates when it is injected into the hot exhaust gas.
 
The nitrogen obtained in this way is released into the atmosphere, and the water is cooled and goes overboard.
 
The head vessel of the series m\v "Pola Makaria" was included in the list of Significant Ships of 2018 of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA).
 
Krasnoe Sormovo Shipyard has already built 29 multipurpose RSD59 dry cargo vessels, 11 more RSD59 vessels are under construction.
 
Nevsky Shipyard has put into operation three RSD59 vessels, 2 more ones are under construction.
 
Oka Shipyard has signed contract for more 18 RSD59 vessels. Fifteen are accepted for operation.
 
By other words, the total order for RSD59 vessels is 63 vessels for the moment (47 ones has been constructed, 16 are in work).
 
RSD59 vessels refer to the "Volga-Don Max" type due to MEB internal classification. They have maximum possible dimensions for the Volga-Don Canal.
 
Vessels of the series can be operated for transportations of general, bulk, timber, grain and large-sized cargoes, dangerous goods of 1.4S, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.1, 8, 9 classes of IMDG Code and cargoes of category B of IMSBC Code. Sailing regions are Mediterranean, Caspian, Black, Baltic, White, North Seas, including voyages around Europe and to Irish Sea in winter.
 
The new dry-cargo project RSD59, which is constructed in "super full" ship lines with two dry cargo holds, one of which has a record length for Volgo-Don Max vessels, is the successor of the three-hold RSD49 series.
 
Advantages of the RSD59 project in comparison with the best of the previously constructed dry cargo vessels of the Volga-Don Max class of the RSD49 project (by the example of m/v "Pola Fiva" with increased marine function):
 
• the existence of a long L = 77.35 m hold (RSD49 vessel has L = 52 m cargo hold ) that allows transportation of oversized and heavy cargo; this is relevant for the market of the Caspian region countries;
• the hold's height is increased up to 9000 mm, that is 620 mm bigger than for RSD49 project. Such height allows to load 9'6'' containers ("high cube containers"), 3 ones in single stack;
• deadweight at draught of 3.60 m is 5320 t (RSD49 has 4507 t), increase is 813 t;
• deadweight at a draught of 4.20 m 6944 tons (RSD49 project has 6021 t), increased by 923 t;
• deadweight at the maximum draught of 4.706 m is 8144 t (RSD49 has 7143 t at maximum draught of 4.70 m), increase is 1000 t;
• removable type hatch covers are installed. Opening and closing of each section is operated with the help of a special frame crane, which is located in the area of the front bulkhead of the residential superstructure;
• movement and controllability are provided by two rudder propeller units (better maneuverability in the narrow waters, more cargo space due to the reduction of size of engine room).
 
The project is designed for a class notation KM Ice2(hull; machinery) R2 AUT1-ICS LI BWM(T) CONT (deck, cargo holds Nos.1,2) DG (bulk, pack) DE-Tier III A-Thruster(M) General dry cargo ship of Russian Maritime Register of Shipping and meets all the requirements of international conventions acted at the moment of the vessel's keel laying.
 
In this case, RSD59 vessels' deadweight is the largest for dry cargo vessels satisfying the dimensions of the Volga-Don Shipping Channel.
 
For characteristic for the VDSC draught of 3.60 m, river deadweight is 5320 t; the largest marine deadweight for draught 4.706 m is 8144.
 
The maximum length is 141.0 m, the overall width is 16.98 m, depth is 6.00 m.
 
The capacity of cargo holds is 11400 cubic m.
 
Both cargo holds are box-shaped, smooth-walled, and convenient at cargo operations and placing the goods without stowage. Their dimensions are 77.35 x 12.25 x 9.0 m and 27.03 x 12.25 x 9.0 m.
 
The operating speed is 10.5 knots.
 
Two medium-speed diesels (main engine) of 1100 kW each use heavy fuel oil with viscosity of IFO380 Heavy fuel stores are placed in deep-tanks in area of the ER fore bulkhead, separated from outside water by double bottom and double sides.
 
Sea sailing autonomy is 20 day.
 
Crew consists of 11 people, total places onboard are 14. Sanitary and pilot cabins are provided.
 
Designed vessel hull's life term is 24 years. The double bottom is designed for distributed load with intensity of 12 tons per square meter, and also allows to use 16 t bucket grab.
 
Keel of the RSD59 lead vessel (at Krasnoe Sormovo Shipyard) "Pola Makaria" (building No. 06001) was laid down on 05.09.17. She was launched on 20.04.18 and accepted for operation on 24.05.2018.
Keel of the second vessel "Pola Filofea" (building No. 06002) was laid down on 19.09.17. She was launched on 08.06.2018 and accepted for operation on 05.07.2018.
Keel of the third vessel "Pola Sofia" (building No. 06003) was laid down on 25.09.17. She was launched on 12.07.2018 and accepted for operation on 08.08.2018.
Keel of the fourth vessel "Pola Feodosia" (building No. 06004) was laid down on 20.12.17. She was launched on 17.08.18 and accepted for operation on 14.09.2018.
Keel of the fifth vessel "Pola Fiva" (building No. 06005) was laid down on 25.12.17. She was launched on 21.09.18 and accepted for operation on 15.10.2018.
Keel of the sixth vessel "Idel 1" (building No. 06006) was laid down on 25.09.18. She was launched on 21.02.19 and accepted for operation on 16.05.2019.
Keel of the seventh vessel "Idel 2" (building No. 06007) was laid down on 27.11.18. She was launched on 05.04.19 and accepted for operation on 23.05.2019.
Keel of the eighth vessel "Idel 3" (building No. 06008) was laid down on 14.12.18. She was launched on 14.05.19 and accepted for operation on 28.06.2019.
Keel of the ninth vessel "Andrey Zuev" (building No. 06009) was laid down on 28.02.19. She was launched on 21.06.19 and accepted for operation on 16.07.2019.
Keel of the tenth vessel "Pola Harita" (building No. 06010) was laid down on 18.04.19. She was launched on 02.08.19 and accepted for operation on 06.09.2019.
Keel of the eleventh vessel "Pola Pelagia" (building No. 06011) was laid down on 21.05.19. She was launched on 20.09.2019 and accepted for operation on 11.10.2019.
Keel of the twelfth vessel "Aleksandr Sokolov" (building No. 06012) was laid down on 28.06.19. She was launched on 25.10.2019 and accepted for operation on 12.11.2019.
Keel of the thirteenth vessel "Pola Anastasia" (building No. 06013) was laid down on 20.08.19. She was launched on 12.12.2019 and accepted for operation on 02.05.2020.
Keel of the fourteenth vessel "Pola Maria " (building No. 06014) was laid down on 30.09.19. She was launched on 30.01.2020 and accepted for operation on 29.04.2020.
Keel of the fifteenth vessel "Pola Yaroslava" (building No. 06015) was laid down on 01.11.19. She was launched on 05.03.2020 and accepted for operation on 03.05.2020.
Keel of the sixteenth vessel "Pola Varvara" (building No. 06016) was laid down on 02.12.19. She was launched on 17.04.2020 and accepted for operation on 05.06.2020.
Keel of the seventeenth vessel "Pola Agata" (building No. 06017) was laid down on 22.01.20. She was launched on 27.05.2020 and accepted for operation on 23.07.2020.
Keel of the eighteenth vessel "Pola Aleksia" (building No. 06018) was laid down on 21.02.20. She was launched on 26.06.2020 and accepted for operation on 20.08.2020.
Keel of the nineteenth vessel "Pola Marina" (building No. 06019) was laid down on 27.03.20. She was launched on 07.08.2020 and accepted for operation on 10.09.2020.
Keel of the twentieth vessel "Pola Miropia" (building No. 06020) was laid down on 06.05.20. She was launched on 04.09.2020 and accepted for operation on 30.09.2020.
Keel of the twenty first vessel "Alfa Atlant" (building No. 06021) was laid down on 08.06.20. She was launched on 30.09.2020 and accepted for operation on 17.11.2020.
Keel of the twenty second vessel "Alfa Merkuriy" (building No. 06022) was laid down on 06.07.20. She was launched on 23.10.2020 and accepted for operation on 03.12.2020.
Keel of the twenty third vessel "Vladimir Latyshev" (building No. 06023) was laid down on 07.08.20. She was launched on 11.12.2020 and accepted for operation on 28.04.2021.
Keel of the twenty fourth vessel "Viktor Andryukhin" (building No. 06024) was laid down on 21.09.20. She was launched on 20.01.2021 and accepted for operation on 10.06.2021.
Keel of the twenty fifth vessel "Leonid Pestrikov" (building No. 06025) was laid down on 06.10.20. She was launched on 12.02.2021 and accepted for operation on 07.07.2021.
Keel of the twenty sixth vessel "Nikolay Leonov" (building No. 06026) was laid down on 20.10.20. She was launched on 14.04.2021 and accepted for operation on 14.07.2021.
Keel of the twenty seventh vessel "Alfa Gelios" (building No. 06027) was laid down on 03.11.20. She was launched on 29.04.2021 and accepted for operation on 14.07.2021.
Keel of the twenty eighth vessel "Alfa Germes" (building No. 06028) was laid down on 20.11.20. She was launched on 03.06.2021 and accepted for operation on 14.07.2021.
Keel of the twenty ninth vessel "Alfa Aquilon" (building No. 06029) was laid down on 10.12.20. She was launched on 09.07.2021 and accepted for operation on 12.08.2021.
Keel of the thirtieth vessel (building No. 06030) was laid down on 28.06.21.
Keel of the thirty first vessels (building No. 06031) was laid down on 10.08.21.
Keel of the thirty second vessel (building No. 06032) was laid down on 20.08.21.
Keel of the thirty third vessel (building No. 06033) was laid down on 15.11.21.

 
15.11.21 23:04
The main engine was launched on the head CNF11CPD of the car-railway-cargo-passenger new generation ferryboat "Alexander Deev"

The ASZ site announced the launch of the main engine on CNF11CPD of the car-railway-cargo-passenger new generation ferryboat "Alexander Deev" (building number 300). All systems serving the main engine are up and running normally. Gleb Ilinykh, the responsible delivery officer of the ferry, told about this.
 
"Before starting the main engine, we installed, assembled, checked and tested all the systems serving the main engine. The fuel, oil, starting air system and dual-circuit cooling system were checked and tested. Fuel and oil pumps were checked, tested and launched, adjustment of pressure sensors. Also, the gas outlet system was assembled and tested, the seawater cooling system was launched. The power system of the vessel is fully connected, all wires are connected, ringing. Representatives of the contractor organization, Wartsila, have started commissioning work on the order", said the responsible delivery officer of the ferry.
 
Plant - builder is Amur shipyard (Komsomolsk-on-Amur, general director Vladimir Kulakov).
 
The customer is PJSE "State Transport Leasing Company".
 
Project documentation for the vessel under construction was developed by the Marine Engineering Bureau, working-design and technological documentation by Vympel Design Bureau.
 
CNF11CPD project of the car-railway-cargo-passenger new generation ferryboat for the Vanino-Kholmsk line provides in comparison with the existing "Sakhalin" type vessels:
 
• enhanced cargo capacity (truck cars capacity is 2 times bigger);
• weather restrictions absence (unrestricted sailing region);
• ability of working in severe ice conditions (speed is 6-8 kn at 80 cm ice and about 3 kn at 1.0 m ice);
• ability to carry out independent (several times per day) moorings without towing assistance, ability for long reverse movement through constrained water area of the port of Kholmsk;
• ability to keep up daily cycle of round voyage (operation speed is 18 kn);
• 2-hours staying for loading-unloading operations.
 
Transportation is foreseen of at least of 32 railway wagons or 27 car trains on the main deck, 12 car trains on the lower deck and about 9 cars (1.5 tons).
 
The new CNF11CPD ferry boats will allow the Sakhalin producers to forward products to the mainland in time; will provide food security and expand possibility of transportation for certain types of cargo.
 
The number of passengers (200 people) accepted in the new project reflects the peak line need at a season of summer vacations and is set according to the offer of the Sakhalin Region Government; it is essentially important to provide solving of a social problem of recreation providing for the region's population 200 passengers distribution is as follows: 16 ones at double cabins with water closets, 96 ones at four-berth cabins with water closets and 88 ones at saloon chairs.
 
The new concept is the result of a series of studies conducted in 2012-2013 by the Marine Engineering Bureau in collaboration with leading domestic and foreign scientific institutes, including Aker Arctic Technology (recommendations for contours, tests in the ice pool), Central Research Institute of the Marine Fleet (examination of technical solutions for all stages, formation of contours, economic calculations and modeling of operation), Krylov State Scientific Center (towing tests, self-propelled, nautical, as well as testing in ice basin), design bureau of the carriage facilities of JSC Russian Railways (checking the possibility of transporting rolling stock by ferry).
 
CNF11CPD characteristics in ice conditions according to the results of tests in the pool are: the maximum ice permeability at V = 3 knots forward will be 1.16 meters, at a speed of V = 6 knots it will be 0.84 meters, in reverse with a speed of V = 1.5 knots will be 0.68 m.
 
In addition, the bow and stern extremities are structurally designed for a higher ice category (Arc 7).
 
Together with the icebreaking at the level of the Icebreaker6 icebreaker, this allows (unlike the existing vessels) independent operation of the new ferry in severe ice conditions on a short passage (up to about 30 miles in the vicinity of Vanino). In turn, this will allow to avoid ferry's significant downtime in anticipation of general icebreaking assistance, or excessive costs in case of individual assistance.
 
At one time, the ferry was built to serve the railway transportation, but recently, the increasing part of the ferry routes began to take the vehicles transport. A new type of cargo (heavy trailers (trucks) and cars) has appeared. In connection with the construction of the Lidoga-Vanino highway, the share of road transport will increase. In addition to transporting cars and trailers, shippers have another potentially new type of cargo for the ferry line: containers and roll trailers with heavy equipment. Therefore, while maintaining the function of transporting railroad cars (the length of rail tracks is 440 linear meters at 420 on the existing one), the capacity for cars has doubled (740 linear meters against 394 on the existing one). As a result, 39 new trucks with semi-trailers (12-13.5 m length ) and an additional 9 cars can be accommodated on the new vessel.
 
In addition to the stern cargo handling scheme, uniquely tied to the terminals of the ports of Vanino and Kholmsk, onboard ramp was installed to work with rolling equipment directly to the berth. That makes possible to use new vessel, for example, for additional tradeswith passengers to other Russian and foreign ports.
 
The keel of the lead CNF11CPD vessel (building No. 00300) "Alexander Deev" was laid down on 29.0617. She was launched on 01.08.2019.
The keel of the second vessel (building No. 00301) "Vasiliy Oshepkov" was laid down on 29.06.2017. She was launched on 30.10.2020.

 
15.11.21 08:27
MPSV07 MASS "Spasatel Kavdeykin" towed an emergency vessel to Vladivostok



According to the website of the Marine Rescue Service, the crew of the 4 MW MPSV07 multifunctional rescue vessel (MASS) with the Arctic ice class ARC5 "Spasatel Kavdeykin" of the Sakhalin Branch of the Maritime Rescue Service successfully coped with the task of towing the emergency vessel - the medium fishing freezer trawler (SRMT) "Severny okean" from the Pacific Ocean, the South Kuril Strait, to the port of Vladivostok, where the ship is to undergo repairs.
 
SRMT "Severny okean" requested the help of rescuers while in the South Kuril Strait of the Pacific Ocean. According to preliminary data, the hydraulic clutch of the damaged vessel, which provides pressurization of the main engine, is out of order. The crew tried to eliminate the malfunction on their own, acting on the recommendations of the ship owner. However, the malfunction could not be eliminated.
 
After the request of the ship owner, MPSV07 MASS "Spasatel Kavdeykin" came to the rescue of the damaged vessel. Arriving at the anchorage of the damaged vessel, the rescuers of the Sakhalin Branch provided the crew with the necessary assistance and began towing the trawler to the home port of the SRMT "Northern Ocean" - the port of Vladivostok.
 
The towing took place normally, without any comments or additional complications. A pair of rescue-rescue vessel covered almost 800 miles. The average speed was just over 5 knots.
 
For professional actions during towing, the crew and specialists of the Sakhalin Branch received gratitude from the management of the Marine Rescue Service and representatives of the ship owner.
 
"Spasatel Kavdeykin" is an unique multifunctional Arctic rescue vessel by her equipment and available technology, built in 2013 by the Nevsky Shipyard (director Evgeny Kuznetsov) due to the order of FSUC "State Customer Management of Maritime Transport Development Programs" of the Federal Agency of Maritime and River Transport of the Russian Federation. Vessel was built in behalf of Marine Rescue Service.
 
Vessel's project was designed by Marine Engineering Bureau.
 
Multifunction salvage vessel of MPSV07 prj. is to carry out operations as follows:
 
• patrolling and emergency rescue duty at the navigation regions, fishing regions, oil and gas marine recovery regions;
• provide technical support and help in the regions dangerous for navigation and marine products catching, servicing of terminal transport operations;
• search and help vessels in distress;
• search, salvage, evacuation operations for people, rendering medical aid for people;
• taking emergency vessels off groundings and reefs, pumping out vessels' flooded spaces;
• towage of emergency vessels and objects to the place of refuge, also fulfillment marine towage of vessels and floating objects, including ice towages;
• fulfillment of marine salvage operations, including in ice conditions;
• provide assistance in fire combating on floating objects and coastal ones accessible from seaside;
• rear and technical service, including underwater diving works at the depth till 60 m;
• fire-extinguishing of burning oil on water surface, elimination of marine oil spills;
• survey and cleaning underwater hull part of vessels, floating and coastal objects;
• investigation of sea floor and damaged objects when depth is less than 1000 m.
 
Vessels of MPSV07 project have unrestricted navigation area, including sailing through the Northern Sea Route. For this purpose, the requirements of the Rules of RMRS, existing international conventions and "Requirements for construction and equipment of vessels sailing by the Northern Sea Route" have been fully taken into account during the designing and construction. For example, all the fuels, oils and other tanks with liquid pollutants are located in such way that the tank content doesn't contact with the outer shell.
 
The vessel was built due to Russian Maritime Registry of Shipping class notation of KM Arc 5 AUT1-ICS OMBO FF3WS DYNPOS-2 EPP Salvage ship.
 
Principal dimensions of the MPSV07 vessel are as follows:
 
Length overall is about 73.00 m;
Length between perpendiculars is 64.40 m;
Breadth overall is about 16.60 m;
Breadth (due waterline) is 15.50 m;
Design draught is 4.50 m;
Working draughts are 4.2-5.1 m;

 
12.11.21 09:06
The tenth for the Astrol company RSD59 dry cargo vessel "Astrol-8" of 8144 DWT, completing a series of 10 vessels, was accepted for operation

On 08.11.21 the tenth for the Astrol company multipurpose RSD59 dry cargo vessel "Astrol-8" of 8144 t deadweight (building number 5915), completing a series of 10 vessels, was accepted for operation.
 
PJSE "State Leasing Transport Company" is a Customer, shipping company "Astrol" is a lessee.
 
The RSD59 prj. was designed by Marine Engineering Bureau.
 
Oka Shipyard has signed contract for more 18 RSD59 vessels (the first five are for the Petrotrans shipping company, next ten are for the "Astrol" shipping company, plus three more are for "Idel" company). Fifteen vessels have been accepted for operation.
 
RSD59 vessels refer to the "Volga-Don Max" type due to MEB internal classification. They have maximum possible dimensions for the Volga-Don Canal.
 
Vessels of the series can be operated for transportations of general, bulk, timber, grain and large-sized cargoes, dangerous goods of 1.4S, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.1, 8, 9 classes of IMDG Code and cargoes of category B of IMSBC Code. Sailing regions are Mediterranean, Caspian, Black, Baltic, White, North Seas, including voyages around Europe and to Irish Sea in winter.
 
The new dry-cargo project RSD59, which is constructed in "super-full" ship lines with two dry cargo holds, one of which has a record length for Volgo-Don Max vessels, is the successor of the three-hold RSD49 series.
 
Advantages of the RSD59 project in comparison with the best of the previously constructed dry cargo vessels of the Volga-Don Max class of the RSD49 project (by the example of m/v "Pola Fiva" with increased marine function):
 
• the existence of a long L = 77.35 m hold (RSD49 vessel has L = 52 m cargo hold ) that allows transportation of oversized and heavy cargo; this is relevant for the market of the Caspian region countries;
• the hold's height is increased up to 9000 mm, that is 620 mm bigger than for RSD49 project. Such height allows to load 9'6'' containers ("high cube containers"), 3 ones in single stack;
• deadweight at draught of 3.60 m is 5320 t (RSD49 has 4507 t), increase is 813 t;
• deadweight at a draught of 4.20 m 6944 tons (RSD49 project has 6021 t), increased by 923 t;
• deadweight at the maximum draught of 4.706 m is 8144 t (RSD49 has 7143 t at maximum draught of 4.70 m), increase is 1000 t;
• removable type hatch covers are installed. Opening and closing of each section is operated with the help of a special frame crane, which is located in the area of the front bulkhead of the residential superstructure;
• movement and controllability are provided by two rudder propeller units (better maneuverability in the narrow waters, more cargo space due to the reduction of size of engine room).
 
The project is designed for a class notation KM Ice2(hull; power) R2 AUT1-ICS BWM(T) CONT (deck, cargo holds Nos.1,2) DG (bulk, pack) of Russian Maritime Register of Shipping and meets all the requirements of international conventions acted at the moment of the vessel's keel laying.
 
In this case, RSD59 vessels' deadweight is the largest for dry cargo vessels satisfying the dimensions of the Volga-Don Shipping Channel.
 
For characteristic for the VDSC draught of 3.60 m, river deadweight is 5320 t; the largest marine deadweight for draught 4.706 m is 8144 t.
 
The maximum length is 141.0 m, the overall width is 16.98 m, depth is 6.00 m.
 
The capacity of cargo holds is 11400 cubic m.
 
Both cargo holds are box-shaped, smooth-walled, and convenient at cargo operations and placing the goods without stowage. Their dimensions are 77.35 x 12.25 x 9.0 m and 27.03 x 12.25 x 9.0 m.
 
The operating speed is 10.5 knots.
 
Two medium-speed diesels (main engine) of 1100 kW each use heavy fuel oil with viscosity of IFO380 Heavy fuel stores are placed in deep-tanks in area of the ER fore bulkhead, separated from outside water by double bottom and double sides.
 
Sea sailing autonomy is 20 day.
 
Crew consists of 11 people, total places onboard are 14. Sanitary and pilot cabins are provided.
 
Designed vessel hull's life term is 24 years. The double bottom is designed for distributed load with intensity of 12 tons per square meter, and also allows to use 16 t bucket grab.
 
Keel of the RSD59 lead vessel (at Oka Shipyard) "Petrotrans-5901" (building No. 5901) was laid down on 30.07.19. She was launched on 03.03.20 and accepted for operation on 29.05.2020.
Keel of the second vessel "Petrotrans-5902" (building No. 5902) was laid down on 27.09.19. She was launched on 21.04.20 and accepted for operation on 03.07.2020.
Keel of the third vessel "Petrotrans-5903"(building No. 5903) was laid down on 30.10.19. She was launched on 10.06.20 and accepted for operation on 30.07.2020.
Keel of the fourth vessel "Petrotrans-5904" (building No. 5904) was laid down on 29.11.19. She was launched on 21.07.20 and accepted for operation on 03.09.2020.
Keel of the fifth vessel "Petrotrans-5905" (building No. 5905) was laid down on 27.12.19. She was launched on 26.08.20 and accepted for operation on 09.10.2020.
Keel of the sixth vessel "Astrol-1" (building No. 5906) was laid down on 28.01.20. She was launched on 24.09.20 and accepted for operation on 14.11.2020.
Keel of the seventh vessel "Astrol-2" (building No. 5907) was laid down on 27.02.20. She was launched on 20.10.20 and accepted for operation on 27.11.2020.
Keel of the eighth vessel "Astrol-3" (building No. 5908) was laid down on 29.04.20. She was launched on 22.12.20 and accepted for operation on 28.04.2021.
Keel of the ninth vessel "Astrol-4" (building No. 5909) was laid down on 29.06.20. She was launched on 18.02.21 and accepted for operation on 28.04.2021.
Keel of the tenth vessel "Astrol-5" (building No. 5910) was laid down on 12.08.20. She was launched on 31.03.21 and accepted for operation on 18.05.2021.
Keel of the eleventh vessel "Astrol-6" (building No. 5911) was laid down on 25.09.20. She was launched on 29.04.21 and accepted for operation on 16.06.2021.
Keel of the twelfth vessel "Valentin Smyslov" (building No. 5912) was laid down on 30.10.20. She was launched on 26.05.21 and accepted for operation on 30.07.2021.
Keel of the thirteenth vessel "Astrol-7" (building No. 5913) was laid down on 19.11.20. She was launched on 29.06.21 and accepted for operation on 26.08.2021.
Keel of the fourteenth vessel "Alexander Ivanov" (building No. 5914) was laid down on 15.12.20. She was launched on 03.08.21 and accepted for operation on 29.09.2021.
Keel of the fifteenth vessel "Astrol-8" (building No. 5915) was laid down on 17.12.20. She was launched on 30.09.21 and accepted for operation on 08.11.2021.
Keel of the sixteenth vessel "Gennadiy Egorov" (building No. 5916) was laid down on 25.05.21.
Keel of the seventeenth vessel "Vyacheslav Arshinov" (building No. 5917) was laid down on 26.05.21.
Keel of the eighteenth vessel (building No. 5918) was laid down on 26.05.21.

 
11.11.21 12:10
The keel of MPSV12 multifunctional small-draft Arctic rescue tugboat was laid at the Oka Shipyard



On 11.11.21 the keel of MPSV12 multifunctional small-draft Arctic rescue tugboat was laid at the Oka Shipyard.
 
FSD "State Customer Management of Maritime Transport Development Programs" of the Federal Agency of Maritime and River Transport of the Russian Federation is a Customer.
 
Vessel's project was designed by Marine Engineering Bureau.
 
In total, five MPSV12 multifunctional rescue tugboats (MSS) have been ordered. Nevsky shipbuilding and shiprepair plant has built three ships, one is being completed. Oka shipyard is building one ship.
 
MPSV12 multifunctional salvage tugboat (MSV) is a small-draught (working diapason is of 3.2-4.5 m) vessel with Arctic ice Arc 5 class, with inclined stem, with double-tier long forecastle, with ER located in middle, with diesel power system, with 2 controllable-pitch propellers, with 2 bow thrusters and single aft one.
 
MSV is intended the following operations:
 
• patrolling and emergency salvage duty at the navigation regions, fishing regions, oil and gas marine recovery regions in accordance with class notation;
• search and assistance for vessels in distress;
• salvage activity; ship-repairing; diving works at the depth till 60 m; underwater technical works including cutting & welding;
• towage of emergency vessels and objects to the place of refuge, also fulfillment of marine towage of vessels and floating objects, including ice towages;
• fire-extinguishing of burning oil on water surface, elimination of marine oil spills (LARN);
• search and investigation of potentially dangerous underwater objects;
• search, salvage, evacuation operations for people, rendering medical aid for people;
• give assistance in fire combating on floating objects and coastal ones accessible from seaside;
• delivery of general and liquid cargoes;
• transportation of personnel;
• control of remotely operated uninhabited deep-sea device of working class with 3000 m submergence depth.
 
The vessel was designed due to Russian Maritime Registry of Shipping class notation of KM Arc 5 AUT2 FF2WS DYNPOS-2 Salvage ship.
 
Principal dimensions of the MPSV12 vessel are as follows:
 
length overall about - 79.85 m;
length between perpendiculars - 73.39 m;
breadth overall about - 17.36 m;
breadth (due DWL) - 16.80 m;
depth - 6.70 m;
draught DWL / max - 3.20 / 4.50 m.
 
Marine Engineering Bureau carried out complex of investigations during MPSV12 creation, because occurrence of complicated functions' combinations leads to mutual conflicting tendencies when hull forms, principal particulars and other prosperities of MSV are accepted.
 
As a result, unique characteristics were got for Arctic ARC5 ice class vessel of such dimension, as follows: deadweight is 1820 / 320 tons while draught is 4.50 / 3.20 m, autonomy is 30 days for fuel, water and provisions stores.
 
Keel of the MPSV12 head vessel (at the Oka shipyard) was laid on 11.11.2021.

 
11.11.21 11:47
The fourth MPSV12 multifunctional Arctic emergency rescue salvage tugboat "Piltun" departed for running trials



According to the press service of the Nevsky Shipyard, on 10.11.21 the fourth in a series of MPSV12 multifunctional small-draught Arctic emergency rescue salvage tugboat "Piltun" (building No. 1204) departed for running trials.
 
The Nevsky Shipbuilding and Shiprepairing Plant (General Director Evgeny Kuznetsov) is building a series of four vessels of the MPSV12 "Piltun" (building number 1204) for the FSD "State Customer Management of Maritime Transport Development Programs" of the Federal Agency of Maritime and River Transport of the Russian Federation.
 
Vessel's project was designed by Marine Engineering Bureau.
 
MPSV12 multifunctional salvage tugboat (MSV) "Piltun" (building No. 1204) is a small-draught (working diapason is of 3.2-4.5 m) vessel with Arctic ice Arc 5 class, with inclined stem, with double-tier long forecastle, with ER located in middle, with diesel power system, with 2 controllable-pitch propellers, with 2 bow thrusters and single aft one.
 
MPSV12 MSV "Piltun" (building No. 1204) is intended the following operations:
 
• patrolling and emergency salvage duty at the navigation regions, fishing regions, oil and gas marine recovery regions in accordance with class notation;
• search and assistance for vessels in distress;
• salvage activity; ship-repairing; diving works at the depth till 60 m; underwater technical works including cutting & welding;
• towage of emergency vessels and objects to the place of refuge, also fulfillment of marine towage of vessels and floating objects, including ice towages;
• fire-extinguishing of burning oil on water surface, elimination of marine oil spills (LARN);
• search and investigation of potentially dangerous underwater objects;
• search, salvage, evacuation operations for people, rendering medical aid for people;
• give assistance in fire combating on floating objects and coastal ones accessible from seaside;
• delivery of general and liquid cargoes;
• transportation of personnel;
• control of remotely operated uninhabited deep-sea device of working class with 3000 m submergence depth.
 
The vessel was designed due to Russian Maritime Registry of Shipping class notation of KM Arc 5 AUT2 FF2WS DYNPOS-2 Salvage ship.
 
Principal dimensions of the MPSV12 vessel "Piltun" (building No. 1204) are as follows:
 
length overall about 79.85 m;
length between perpendiculars 73.39 m;
breadth overall about 17.36 m;
breadth (due DWL) 16.80 m;
depth 6.70 m;
draught DWL/max 3.20/4.50 m.
 
Marine Engineering Bureau carried out complex of investigations during MPSV12 "Piltun" (building No. 1204) creation, because occurrence of complicated functions' combinations leads to mutual conflicting tendencies when hull forms, principal particulars and other prosperities of MSV are accepted. For example, propulsion complex should be satisfied to five operational modes requirements simultaneously:
 
• operation with service speed (about 70% from full speed) which is usual for patrolling in the set region and for normal voyages;
• full speed navigation at rescue/salvage operations (free-running high speed achievement that provides time reduction of approach to vessel in distress);
• towage of floating objects (providing of necessary pulling effort while towing operations in progress);
• providing of sufficient pulling effort for refloating emergency grounded vessel;
• ice navigation, including icebreaking operations (providing of required power capacity according to RMRS Rules due to accepted ice category of vessel for ice navigation vessels).
 
Thus the draught restrictions play the main role; they are actual for considerable part of marine water areas of the country. 23 marine ports (from 66 ones) set 5 m restrictions for vessels' draught. It's impossible to provide salvage operations without usage of shallow-draught multipurpose vessels at these ports.
 
For example, such vessels are required for providing access for the following ports:
 
• in the Black sea - ports of Caucasus;
• in the Azov Sea - Kerch strait, gulf of Taganrog, and also at the marine part of Volga-Don Shipping Canal (Azov and Rostov-on-Don ports), Temryuk port;
• in the Caspian Sea - region of Makhachkala port, Volga-Caspian Canal, Olya port, Astrakhan port;
• in the Baltic Sea - eastern part of Gulf of Finland (Vyborg, Saimaa Canal), Kaliningrad Gulf;
• ports of eastern coast of Kamchatka, including Gulf of Anadyr.
 
Besides if emergency vessel is aground it is desirable to have minimal draught for MSV. By such way MSV can approach closer to object and in some cases can even bypass emergency vessel from the edge of deep-water fairway.
 
It is clear that for vessels with limited draught, free-running speed and propulsive effort is limited by the condition of ME power full recalculation. In turn ME power is determined by limitation of propellers diameter for prevention of their aeration and cavitation.
 
As a result, unique characteristics were got for Arctic ARC5 ice class vessel of such dimension, as follows: deadweight is 1820 / 320 tons while draught is 4.50 / 3.20 m, autonomy is 30 days for fuel, water and provisions stores.
 
Cargo deck area is 430 sq.m. Permissible local distributed loading in the cargo are of the main deck is 5 t/sq.m. Permissible container concentrated loading is 30 t.
 
Two diesel engines with the maximal continuous rate of 2600 kW each are used as main engines. Speed on the deep water for fresh painted hull (without fouling) is not less than 11.2 kn at draught of 3.2 m and 85% of ME capacity.
 
Power plant includes two auxiliary 750 kW diesels generators, two 1600 kW shaft generator and single 125 kW emergency generator. Rudder-propeller complex includes two ice controllable-pitch propellers in nozzles and two streamlined semi-pendant semi-balanced rudders with flap.
 
Two bow thrusters and single aft one of the "screw in a tube" type with a controllable-pitch propeller are foreseen for ensuring requirements of dynamical positioning Dynpos-2, and also for improvement of controllability at low speeds, during passing narrow waters and during mooring. Thruster capacity of is of 790 kW each.
 
Tanks capacity is as follows: 500 cub.m for oily water (collected oil spill), 220/500 cub. m for FW (store / cargo), 450 / 400 cub.m for FO (store / cargo), 50 cub.m for lubricated oil (cargo), 130 cub.m for bilge water (cargo).
 
Vessel is equipped by 100 t automatic double-drum (cascade type) towing winch for towing operation and towing of emergency vessels, and also by 60 t towing hook with remote release.
 
Pull effort of the winch is defined subject to possible thrust effort of propellers while zero vessel's speed.
 
Two marine evacuation systems with 5 m launching sliders, rescue nets, 4 pcs. of 51 people living rafts, single 101 people living raft, etc. are foreseen for rescue people from the water surface.
 
High speed 17-people salvage boat is foreseen for salvage party deliverance and for vessel's operation. 6-people rescue boat is also foreseen.
 
Vessel is equipped by 2 electro-hydraulic cargo bracket cranes mounted onto columns that are located onto main deck S&P. First crane has capacity of 24 tons with 15 m outreach and second one has capacity of 0.985-0.320 tons with 2.5-6.0 m outreach.
 
The following equipment is foreseen to be mounted onboard the vessel:
 
• mobile diving unit for depth up to 60 m (equipment, including medical helium and oxygen, is located into two TEU);
• remote-controlled uninhabited deep-sea apparatus for depth up to 3000 m (location on deck in container);
• remote-controlled small-sized uninhabited apparatus for depth up to 300 m (location on deck in container).
 
In addition, the following equipment is foreseen onboard:
 
• onboard oil gathering system (2 onboard trawls StB and PS) with hydraulic pumps for transfers of the collected oil (capacity is of 100 cub. m per hour each) with telescopic cranes (boom reach is of 12 m); it includes:
    - reels with heavy oil booms (250 m length);
    - reels with permanent buoyancy booms (250 m length);
    - module with brush-chain conveyor;
    - 2 pcs. of the diesel-hydraulic unit for drive of the oil spill response equipment;
    - 2 stationary control boards for oil spill response equipment (mounted PS & StB);
    - 2 portable control board for oil spill response equipment;
• boom-laying boats with a bow ramp (2 units). Speed is up to 25 kn. Cargo capacity is up to 1700 kg.
 
Equipment that contains hydraulic hoses (on and w/o reels), floats, towing accessories, air-inflate gauges with hoses and injection pump for skimmer are located in 10' container that is specially foreseen for oil spill equipment.
 
The following special systems are foreseen in order to fulfill special operations in accordance with vessel's functions: special water fire-extinguishing system; special foam fire-extinguishing system; special dry powder system; water-screen system; salvage bilge-pumping system; drill water system; cargo sewage system; liquid mud / brine system; recovered oil system.
 
The independent special water fire-extinguishing system is intended for fire combating at outer objects and is able for water delivery to water monitors and valve-boxes, for water screen feeding.
 
System's configuration satisfies the RS FF2WS requirements.
 
Special fire-extinguishing foam system is assigned for fire extinguishing of fire objects with help of low expansion mechanically produced air foam.
 
Foam is fed through monitors and valve-boxes of special water fire-extinguishing system.
 
Four sets of portable air-foam monitors with foam generator are foreseen.
 
The reserve of foam concentrate is placed in a tank, which capacity provides work of single monitor within not less than 30 minutes.
 
Special dry powder system is assigned for fire combating at chemical tankers and gas carriers; it includes monitor with capacity of 40 kg/s. Tank contains about 2500 kg of powder; this amount provides fire combating for area about 2500 sq.m.
 
Water-screen system provides vessel's protection against thermal influence of fire object (vessel, drilling rig, etc.). Water-screen system protects vertical surface of the vessel's hull, including superstructures and deckhouses, and also horizontal surfaces, and simultaneously does not impede visibility from the wheelhouse, control stations of fire and rescue operations and hand monitor platforms.
 
There are 12 places for crew, 22 places for special staff, 1 place expedition head, 1 place for Customer representative and 87 places for rescued including 55 seating places in the salon. Total number of places is of 123 (including seating ones).
 
There is medical block that consists of doctor's consulting room joined with dispensary, hospital with two places and isolation ward with single place.
 
Keel of the MPSV12 head vessel "Bakhtemir" (building No. 1201) was laid on 02.06.2015. She was launched on 19.08.2016 and accepted for operation on 16.05.2019.
Keel of the second vessel "Kalas" (building No. 1202) was laid on 02.06.2015. She was launched on 29.11.2016 and accepted for operation on 06.12.2019.
Keel of the third vessel "Besiug" (building No. 1203) was laid on 16.12.2015. She was launched on 01.06.2017.
Keel of the fourth vessel "Piltun" (building No. 1204) was laid on 11.03.2016. She was launched on 30.11.2017.

 
04.11.21 21:51
Marine Engineering Bureau invites you to visit its stand at the XV International Exhibition "Transport Week 2021"



We invite you to visit stand B.4.1 of the Marine Engineering Bureau at the XV International Exhibition "Transport Week 2021" (scheme of the stand), which will be held in Moscow at Gostiny Dvor from 16 to 18 November 2021.
 
As of November 1, 2021 (for the period since 2000) according to 116 projects of Marine Engineering Bureau 430 sea-going, river-sea going and river vessels were built, including 224 dry-cargo vessels, bulk and ro-ro; 138 oil tankers and combined vessels; 16 icebreakers and multipurpose rescue and salvage vessels; 10 tug boats; 10 ferries; 10 cruise, passenger and pleasure boats; 2 crab factory vessels; 2 stern freezer trawlers; 4 pilot boats; 4 cattle carriers; 3 ecological vessels; 2 dumping skiffs; 2 road haulers; LPG gas carrier; helicopter landing pad, tanker-museum and others.
 

• 2 railroad gas-engine ferries for the Baltic Sea line of CNF19M project from Ust-Luga to Baltiysk;
• 1 rail-car-passenger ferry for the Caspian Sea of CNF18C project;
• 2 road-rail passenger ferries with Arc5 ice category for Vanino-Kholmsk ferry line of CNF11CPD project;
• the floating dock of the FD05 project with a capacity of 30.000 tonnes;
• the cargo-passenger vessel with a passenger capacity of 36 people and a deadweight of about 1.350 tonnes to provide the link between the Commander Islands and Severo-Kurilsk and Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky of the PV24 project;
• 2 product and chemical tankers of the RST12C project for the Caspian Sea;
• a river-sea mixed passenger cruise ship of the PV300VD project with a capacity of 310 passengers;
• multi-purpose rescue icebreaker vessel with ice class Icebreaker7; with a capacity of 18 MW of the IBSV02 project;
• 2 multi-purpose rescue tugs of MPSV12 project with ice class Arc 5;
• multi-purpose rescue and salvage vessels for Arctic navigation "Spasatel Karev" of the 4 MW class Arc class 5 of the MPSV07 project;
• a 7 MW Icebreaker6 class multi-purpose rescue and salvage icebreaking vessel of the MPSV06 project;
• large freezer trawlers of the KMT01, KMT02 and ST-192 projects;
• crab processing vessels of the KSP01, KSP02 projects;
• 2 ice-class pilot boats of BLV03 project for work in the waters of the Northern Sea Route ports;
• the RST38 project bunker tanker;
• 6 small supply vessels - work boats of the WSB01 project for the Caspian Sea;
 
as well as many other vessels, including modern offshore and mixed river-sea navigation dry-cargo and oil tankers of RSD71 project type " Constructor Egorov", "Pola Makaria" type (RSD59 project), "Aleksandr Shemagin" (RST25 project), "Neva-Leader" (RSD49 project), "Marlin" (RST22TP project), "Gloucester" (RST26 project), "Ediniy" (RSD60 project), "Azovsky Pyatitisyachnik" (RSD18 project), "Chelsea", RSD28 project, RSD72 project, RSD29.2 project.
 
and a number of other innovative vessels.
 
In addition to new vessels, modernization, refit, conversion and reclassification projects are also being carried out.
 
The scientific expertise, extensive experience of specific developments, state-of-the-art computer technology and advanced infrastructure at the disposal of the staff of the Marine Engineering Bureau make it possible to solve problems arising in the operation of vessels with quality and in the shortest possible time.
 
Our motto remains unchanged - "Reliability, efficiency and the European quality".

 
29.10.21 13:28
The keel laid for a 4 MW multifunctional MPSV07 Arctic rescue vessel



29.10.21 Zelenodolsk Shipyard named after A.M. Gorky laid the keel of a 4 MW multipurpose MPSV07 Arctic rescue vessel.
 
Customer is FSUC "State Customer Management of Maritime Transport Development Programs" of the Federal Agency of Maritime and River Transport of the Russian Federation.
 
The photo source is the site of the Zelenodolsk plant named after A.M. Gorky.
 
The concept design and design documentation of the vessel under construction were developed by the Marine Engineering Bureau.
 
Multifunctional MPSV07 rescue vessel with a high ice class, with an elongated two-tier tank superstructure, a forward location of the living superstructure and an engine room in the middle, with a diesel-electric power plant, with two full-revolving propeller-driven rudders with a total capacity of 4 MW and two bow thrusters has the following characteristics:
 
Length overall is about 73.00 m;
Length between perpendiculars is 64.40 m;
Breadth overall is about 16.60 m;
Breadth (due waterline) is 15.50 m;
Design draught is 4.50 m;
Working draughts are 4.2-5.1 m;
Full speed is 15 knots;
Autonomy is 20 days.
 
Pulling force at the mooring lines is about 70 tons.dungeon siegeThe vessel was built due to Russian Maritime Registry of Shipping class notation of KM Arc 5 AUT1-ICS OMBO FF3WS DYNPOS-2 EPP Salvage ship.
 
Multifunction salvage vessel of MPSV07 prj. is to carry out operations as follows:
 
• patrolling and emergency rescue duty at the navigation regions, fishing regions, oil and gas marine recovery regions;
• provide technical support and help in the regions dangerous for navigation and marine products catching, servicing of terminal transport operations;
• search and help vessels in distress;
• search, salvage, evacuation operations for people, rendering medical aid for people;
• taking emergency vessels off groundings and reefs, pumping out vessels' flooded spaces;
• towage of emergency vessels and objects to the place of refuge, also fulfillment marine towage of vessels and floating objects, including ice towages;
• fulfillment of marine salvage operations, including in ice conditions;
• provide assistance in fire combating on floating objects and coastal ones accessible from seaside;
• rear and technical service, including underwater diving works at the depth till 60 m;
• fire-extinguishing of burning oil on water surface, elimination of marine oil spills;
• survey and cleaning underwater hull part of vessels, floating and coastal objects;
• investigation of sea floor and damaged objects when depth is less than 1000 m.

 
28.10.21 23:18
Marine Engineering Bureau report at the V Conference "LNG Fleet, LNG Bunkering and Other Alternatives"



On 27 October 2021, the V Conference "LNG Fleet, LNG Bunkering and Other Alternatives", organised by the information and analytical agency PortNews, took place in partnership with Gazprom and Sovcomflot.
 
The Maritime Engineering Bureau presented a report at the conference "On the use of methanol and prospective designs for electrically powered river-sea going vessels".
 
In the report special mention is made of the running tests of the lead Baltic automobile-railway gas-engine ferry CNF19M project for Ust-Luga - Baltiysk line "Marshal Rokossovsky" which took place on October, 23rd and 24th. The LNG-powered ferry showed a speed of 17 knots, compared to the design speed of 16.5 knots.
 
Describes the creation, by the order of Volgotrans, of a training and production combined passenger vessel / dry cargo vessel, project PV30 "BBK (White Sea-Baltic Canal) max" class mixed navigation with the ability to operate in the Arctic with zero emissions ("Greenship").
 
Purpose of PV30 project vessel - transport-training diesel-electric and LNG passenger/ dry cargo vessel with two double wheelhouses, with one cargo hold, intended for training of students of navigation schools and institutes and other specialties in the process of transportation in mixed "river-sea" and maritime traffic of general and bulk cargoes (including grain), Packaged sawn timber, round timber, scrap metal, metal in bundles and coils, bulky, long and heavy cargoes, coal, international containers, with the possibility of operating on batteries in a zero-emission mode ("Greenship").
 
The needs of modern vessels including river-sea navigation vessels (RST27M, RST12C, RSD59, RSD59H, RSD71) using alternative fuels are shown.
 
The analysis was based on methanol as one of the possible fuel options of the future.
 
Benefits for using it on a vessel. Environmentally friendly (low carbon content, even compared to LNG). No emissions of the extremely dangerous greenhouse gas, methane, which is typical for LNG. Liquid up to +65°C that considerably simplifies transportation of fuel itself, its bunkering and storage on board without extremely expensive special tanks and special technologies of transshipment. Minimal loss of vessel space, suitable for dual-fuel diesel engines.
 
Considering the difference in density and heat of combustion (the amount of heat released during combustion of 1 kg of fuel), different amounts of fuel of different types will be required to provide the same autonomy of sailing. As LNG is stored in insulated cylindrical tanks, the space required on a vessel for LNG storage is several times the volume of LNG itself. For example, on the RSD59 in the gas-engine version this ratio is 1:4 (tank capacity 250 m³, room volume approx. 1000 m³).
 
For example, to store 4,270 hectojoules of energy - that's 100 tonnes of 119 m³ diesel in a 131 m³ tank - would require 215 tonnes of 271 m³ methanol in a 298 m³ tank. For information, LNG has 88 tonnes, 204 m³ and 815 m³ respectively.
 
In other words, methanol reduces vessel capacity losses by a factor of 2.7 compared to LNG.
 
Disadvantages. Low heating value requires 2.1 times the fuel volume compared to diesel.
 
Flash point below 60°C, with associated consequences for equipment and placement in the engine room, reserve tanks and fuel system (LNG - similar).
 
A strong neurovascular poison.
 
Low auto-ignition temperature (455°C), low cetane number, requiring structural measures to ensure ignition of the fuel in the cylinders (pilot diesel feed). High volatility, to the point of formation of vapour locks in the fuel system. Lower viscosity impairs lubrication of plunger pairs and other engine components. Increased corrosion and electro-corrosion activity precludes the use of aluminium, polymer and rubber elements in both the diesel and fuel systems.
 
However, MAN, ABC and Wartsila have solved these technical problems and have appropriate engines, mostly low-speed ones.
 
The first methanol-powered vessel appeared in 2015 - the car-passenger ferry Stena Germanica (240 metres, 1,500 passengers, 300 cars) with a Wartsila medium-speed diesel engine was retrofitted.
 
Low-speed methanol engines are in production and medium-speed diesels are available for delivery in the next 2 to 2.5 years, subject of interest from shipowners.

 
21.10.21 14:14
Keel of the lead multipurpose RSD71 single-hold dry-cargo vessel "Konstruktor Egorov" with 7173 DWT, was laid down for the Volga Shipping Company



On 21.10.21 the keel of the lead multipurpose RSD71 single-hold dry-cargo vessel "Konstruktor Egorov" with 7173 t deadweight was laid down for the Volga Shipping Company (General Director Yuri Borisovich Gilts) with a hold length record for mixed navigation vessels of 83.85 m, which meets the increased environmental requirements of IMO TIER III (DE -Tier III) for air emissions.
 
The vessel is named in honor of the founder of the Marine Engineering Bureau - professor, doctor of technical sciences, ideologist of domestic shipbuilding, Egorov Gennady Vyacheslavovich, who passed away on 30.05.21.
 
Customer is JSC "Shipping company " Volga Shipping Company ".
 
The RSD59 prj. was designed by Marine Engineering Bureau.
 
In total, Oka Shipyard is currently planning to build 4 RSD71 vessels.
 
Vessels of the series can be operated for transportations of general, bulk, timber, grain and large-sized cargoes, dangerous goods of 1.4S, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.1, 8, 9 classes of IMDG Code and cargoes of category B of IMSBC Code. Sailing regions are Mediterranean, Caspian, Black, Baltic, White, North Seas, including voyages around Europe and to Irish Sea in winter.
 
The new RSD71 dry-cargo vessel is the development of the largest series of "super-full" vessels in the post-Soviet shipbuilding industry today with a record for mixed RSD59 navigation vessels with 5340 t river deadweight (46 vessels were built for JSC State Leasing Transport Company, lessees are shipping companies "Pola Rise", "Idel", "Petrotrans", "Astrol", "Alfa", 17 vessels under construction).
 
Vessels of the RSD71 project are designed to operate in ports with a quay length of 120 meters.
 
At the same time, the RSD71 retained all the advantages of the RSD59 project:
 
• the existence of a long L = 83.85 m hold (RSD59 vessel has L = 77,35 m cargo hold ) that allows transportation of oversized and heavy cargo;
• the hold's height is increased up to 9000 mm. Such height allows to load 9'6'' containers ("high cube containers"), 3 ones in single stack;
• removable type hatch covers are installed. Opening and closing of each section is operated with the help of a special frame crane, which is located in the area of the front bulkhead of the residential superstructure;
• movement and controllability are provided by two rudder propeller units (better maneuverability in the narrow waters, more cargo space due to the reduction of size of engine room).
 
The project is designed for a class notation KM Ice2 (hull; machinery) R2 AUT1-ICS LI BWM(T) DG (bulk, pack) DE-Tier III A-Thruster(M) General dry cargo ship of Russian Maritime Register of Shipping and meets all the requirements of international conventions acted at the moment of the vessel's keel laying, including - increased environmental requirements IMO TIER III (DE-Tier III) for emissions into the atmosphere.
 
For marine engines, in accordance with the International Convention MARPOL, since 2000, they have been limiting the emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) into the atmosphere. For ships operating in IMO emission control zones, which are relevant for vessels of limited navigation areas and mixed river-sea navigation, for example, in the Baltic and North Seas and laid down from January 1, 2021, the new TIER III standard came into force.
 
To meet its strict enough requirements on the vessels of the RSD71 project of the Oka shipyard, newly built for SLTC, an exhaust gas cleaning system was used to reduce NOx emissions, based on the principle of selective catalytic reduction (SCR) to remove nitrogen oxides (NOx). The SCR system reduces the level of nitrogen oxides in the exhaust gas from the engine using catalytic elements and a reagent. During the process, a reagent in the form of an aqueous urea solution is injected into the exhaust gas stream. The water from the urea solution evaporates when it is injected into the hot exhaust gas.
 
The nitrogen obtained in this way is released into the atmosphere, and the water is cooled and goes overboard.
 
RSD71 draught of 3.60 m, river deadweight is 4395 t; the largest marine deadweight for draught 4.90 m is 7173 t.
 
The maximum length is 119.60 m, the overall width is 16.98 m, depth is 6.00 m.
 
The capacity of cargo holds is 9063 cubic m. Both cargo holds are box-shaped, smooth-walled, and convenient at cargo operations and placing the goods without stowage.
 
Their dimensions are 83.85 x 12.25 x 9.0 m.
 
The operating speed is 10.7 knots.
 
Two medium-speed diesels (main engine) of 1180 kW each use heavy fuel oil with viscosity of IFO380 Heavy fuel stores are placed in deep-tanks in area of the ER fore bulkhead, separated from outside water by double bottom and double sides.
 
Sea sailing autonomy is 20 day. Crew consists of 11 people, total places onboard are 14. Sanitary and pilot cabins are provided.
 
Designed vessel hull's life term is 25 years.
 
The double bottom is designed for distributed load with intensity of 12 tons per square meter, and also allows to use 16 t bucket grab.
 
Keel of the RSD71 lead vessel (at Oka Shipyard) " Konstruktor Egorov" was laid down on 21.10.21.