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24.11.17 12:14
Marine Engineering Bureau invites to visit its stand at the XI International Exhibition "Transport Week-2017"



We invite you to visit Marine Engineering Bureau stand (No.B3.11) at the XI International Exhibition "Transport Week-2017" (arrangement scheme) in the Moscow at the building "Gostinniy Dvor" during period from 6th till 8th of December, 2017.
 
321 river, sea and river-sea vessels were built due to 94 projects designed by Marine Engineering Bureau up to 23rd of November 2017 (since 2000). Moreover, 13 vessels were under finished building stage after launching and 23 vessels were on building berths of shipyards.
 
New MEB vessels which were put into operation include, as follows:
 
• 117 river, river-sea and restricted sailing area dry-cargo vessels of such types as "Neva-Leader", "Geroi Stalingrada", "Heydar Aliev", "Mirzaga Khalilov", "Caspian Express", "Azov Max", "Karelia", "Chelsea", "Khazar", "Nadezhda", "Tanais", "Sviatoj Georgiy", "Ommax", "Ptich", "Port Olya", "Leda", "Ediniy" etc;
• 111 product tankers, chemical/oil tankers and bunkering tankers of such types as "VF Tanker", "Alexander Shemagin", "Armada", "New Armada", "Aston", "Paloil", "Roschem", "Kazan", "Ecomariner", "Rassvet", "MN" etc;
• 21 ocean dry-cargo vessels of such types as "EMI Proud", "Amethyst", "Sparta", "Saxona", "Scala", "Eren-C", "Kaya Pioneer";
• 10 multifunctional salvage vessels: multifunctional ocean 7 MW salvage vessels/icebreakers of "Beringov Proliv" type with Icebreaker 6 class, multifunctional ocean 4 MW salvage vesselsof "Spasatel Karev" type with Arc5 Arctic ice class, multifunctional sea diving vessels of "Stolniy Grad Yaroslavl" type;
• 9 shallow-draught icebreaking tugs of "Portoviy" type, transport supply tugs for Caspian Sea of "Phoenix" type, firefighting tug "Penay", ship-handling tug "Bulbash";
• 8 train ferryboats of such types as "Petrovsk", "Skif", "Avangard", "Baltiysk", "Slavyanin" and "Ulfat";
• 7 combined bunker-tankers of "Balt Flot" type;
• 7 bulk carriers of such types as "Grumant", "OBAHAN-C", "BEHCET-C";
• 6 vessels: ro-ro supply vessels for Kamchatka of "Sosnovka" type and sea dry cargo platform vessels of "Andrey Artemenko" type;
• 4 livestock carriers;
• 4 multipurpose buoy-laying vessels of "Dmitriy Sirotkin", "Ladozhskiy" and "Viktor Kuskov" types;
• 2 river ecologic vessels of "Ecolog-1" type;
• 2 non-propelled scows with self-opening hull of "KSH-1" type;
• multifunctional salvage catamaran of "Igor Ilyin" type;
• LPG gas carrier of "Bulmarket" type;
• river passenger cruise vessel of "Alexander Grin" type;
• high-comfortable river-sea cruise passenger vessel "Shtandart";
• car-passenger ferry of "Nikolay Aksenenko" type;
• short sea cruise vessel for Russian Black Sea coast of "Imperia" type; pleasure banquet vessel of "Sochi" type; coastal navigation running boats "Neva", "Bars" and "Caucasus" for VIP passengers;
• heliport pontoon / berth of "Victoria Regia" type; double-sections berth of "PRP-4" type, special technological pontoon for icebreaker of IBSV01 prj.
 
This moment MEB vessels are under building:
 
• 2 multifunctional 22 MW ice-breaker / supply vessels of IBSV01 prj. with Icebreaker 8 class type for the Ob Gulf;
• full-freezer trawlers for Northern Atlantic and Barents Sea;
• 2 car-train / passenger ferries with possibility of carrying dangerous goods with ice category Arc5 for Vanino-Kholmsk ferry line of CNF11CPD prj.;
• 2 car-train / passenger ferries for Caspian sea of CNF18C prj.;
• 5 multifunctional salvage vessels including salvage tugboats of Arc 5 Arctic ice class of MPSV12 prj., multifunctional ocean 4 MW salvage vessel of "Spasatel Karev" type with Arc5 Arctic ice class;
• 310-places river-sea cruise passenger vessel of PV300VD prj.;
• river cruise passenger vessel with capacity of 342 passengers of PV300 prj.;
• arctic supply tanker "Academic Pashin" with Arc 4 Arctic ice class;
• "Caspian" oil/chemical/product tankers of RST12C prj. with securing of effective transit function through the Volga-Don Ship Canal;
• river-sea oil/chemical/product tankers of RST27M prj. of "Volga-Don max" class with enforced sea function;
• dry-cargo vessels with extra full hull forms of RSD59 prj. ("dry-cargo" analogue of RST27 prj. tanker) with unique second hold with length is of 77.35 m for transportation of oversized and heavy-lift cargoes;
• 2 multipurpose buoy-laying vessels of "Viktor Kuskov" type for RosMorPort of BLV04 prj.;
• vessel-museum for Baku port (HS01 prj.) based on "three-island" tanker of old type;
• raid transshipment complexes of CV03 prj.;
• dry-cargo vessels of "Volga-Don max" class of RSD49 prj.;
• dry-cargo vessels of "Azov five thousand" class of RSD32M prj.;
• oil/chemical/product tankers of "Volga-Don max" class of RST27 and RST25 prjs.;
• shallow-draught oil barges of "Novaya Belskaya" type of ROB20 prj.;
• oil barge for United Lena River Shipping Company of ROB07 prj.;
• river-sea dry-cargo vessel of "BBC max" class of RSD60 prj.
 
Vessels due to Bureau's projects that are under building:
 
• Neva Shipyard (Shlisselburg);
• Vyborg Shipyard;
• Baku Shipyard;
• Oka Shipyard (Navashino);
• Krasnoe Sormovo Shipyard (Nizhniy Novgorod);
• Lotos Shipyard (Astrakhan);
• Sosnovka Shipyard;
• Brothers Nobel Shipyard (Rubinsk) / Vympel (Rubinsk);
• Balakovo Shipyard;
• Nefteflot (Samara);
• Onega Shipyard (Petrozavodsk);
• Amur Shipyard;
• Kherson Shipyard;
• Damen Yichang (China, Damen holding);
• Beshiktas (Turkey),
 
and at some other shipyards.
 
Scientific qualification, extensive experience of the particular developments, modern computer technologies and advanced infrastructure, available for employees of the Marine Engineering Bureau, allow solving the problems arising at operation of ships qualitatively and in the shortest terms.
 
Our motto remains unchanged - "Reliability, efficiency and the European quality".

 
20.08.17 17:22
Marine Engineering Bureau invites to visit its stand at the international shipbuilding exhibition "NEVA-2017" at St. Petersburg



We invite you to visit Marine Engineering Bureau stand (No. G4237, hall "G" of the EXPOFORUM Convention and Exhibition centre) at the international exhibition "NEVA-2017" at St. Petersburg during period from 19th till 22nd of September, 2017.
 
General scheme of hall "G" on exhibition "NEVA-2017" - Plan of the Hall "G". Stand's arrangement may be seen by the link - Stand's arrangement scheme G4237.
 
316 river, sea and river-sea vessels were built due to 92 projects designed by Marine Engineering Bureau up to middle of August 2017 (since 2000). Moreover, 15 vessels were under finished building stage after launching and 21 vessels were on building berths of shipyards.
 
New MEB vessels which were put into operation include, as follows:
 
• 117 river, river-sea and restricted sailing area dry-cargo vessels of such types as "Neva-Leader", "Geroi Stalingrada", "Heydar Aliev", "Mirzaga Khalilov", "Caspian Express", "Azov Max", "Karelia", "Chelsea", "Khazar", "Nadezhda", "Tanais", "Sviatoj Georgiy", "Ommax", "Ptich", "Port Olya", "Leda", "Ediniy" etc;
• 108 product tankers, chemical/oil tankers and bunkering tankers of such types as "VF Tanker", "Alexander Shemagin", "Armada", "New Armada", "Aston", "Paloil", "Roschem", "Kazan", "Ecomariner", "Rassvet" etc;
• 21 ocean going dry-cargo vessels of such types as "EMI Proud", "Amethyst", "Sparta", "Saxona", "Scala", "Eren-C", "Kaya Pioneer";
• 10 multifunctional salvage vessels: multifunctional ocean 7 MW salvage vessels/icebreakers of "Beringov Proliv" type with Icebreaker 6 class, multifunctional ocean 4 MW salvage vessels of "Spasatel Karev" type with Arc5 Arctic ice class, multifunctional sea diving vessels of "Stolniy Grad Yaroslavl" type;
• 9 shallow-draught icebreaking tugs of "Portoviy" type, transport supply tugs for Caspian Sea of "Phoenix" type, firefighting tug "Penay", ship-handling tug "Bulbash";
• 8 train ferries of such types as "Petrovsk", "Skif", "Avangard", "Baltiysk", "Slavyanin" and "Ulfat";
• 7 combined bunker-tankers of "Balt Flot" type;
• 7 bulk carriers of such types as "Grumant", "OBAHAN-C", "BEHCET-C";
• 6 vessels: ro-ro supply vessels for Kamchatka of "Sosnovka" type and sea dry cargo platform vessels of "Andrey Artemenko" type;
• 4 livestock carriers;
• 3 multipurpose buoy-laying vessels of "Dmitriy Sirotkin" and "Ladozhskiy" types;
• 2 river ecologic vessels of "Ecolog-1" type;
• 2 non-propelled scows with self-opening hull of "KSH-1" type;
• LPG gas carrier of "Bulmarket" type;
• river passenger cruise vessel of "Alexander Grin" type;
• high-comfortable river-sea cruise passenger vessel "Shtandart";
• car-passenger ferry of "Nikolay Aksenenko" type;
• short sea cruise vessel for Russian Black Sea coast of "Imperia" type; pleasure banquet vessel of "Sochi" type; coastal navigation running boats "Neva", "Bars" and "Caucasus" for VIP passengers;
• heliport pontoon / berth of "Victoria Regia" type; double-sections berth of "PRP-4" type, special technological pontoon for icebreaker of IBSV01 prj.
 
This moment MEB vessels are under building:
 
• 2 multifunctional 22 MW ice-breaker / supply vessels of IBSV01 prj. with Icebreaker 8 class type for the Ob Gulf;
• full-freezer trawlers for Northern Atlantic and Barents Sea of 16094/ST118L (SFT01) prj.;
• 2 car-train / passenger ferries with possibility of carrying dangerous goods with ice category Arc5 for Vanino-Kholmsk ferry line of CNF11CPD prj.;
• 2 car-train / passenger ferries for Caspian sea of CNF18C prj.;
• 6 multifunctional salvage vessels including salvage tugboats of Arc 5 Arctic ice class of MPSV12 prj., multifunctional ocean 4 MW salvage vessel of "Spasatel Karev" type with Arc5 Arctic ice class and salvage-rescue catamaran of SDS18 prj.;
• 310-places river-sea cruise passenger vessel of PV300VD prj.;
• river cruise passenger vessel with capacity of 342 passengers of PV300 prj.;
• arctic supply tanker "Academic Pashin" with Arc 4 Arctic ice class;
• "Caspian" oil/chemical/product tankers of RST12C prj. with securing of effective transit function through the Volga-Don Ship Canal;
• river-sea oil/chemical/product tankers of RST27M prj. of "Volga-Don max" class with enforced sea function;
• dry-cargo vessels with extra full hull forms of RSD59 prj. ("dry-cargo" analogue of RST27 prj. tanker) with unique second hold with length is of 77.35 m for transportation of oversized and heavy-lift cargoes;
• 3 multipurpose buoy-laying vessels of "Victor Kuskov" type for RosMorPort of BLV04 prj.;
• vessel-museum for Baku port (HS01 prj.) based on "three-island" tanker of old type;
• raid transshipment complexes of CV03 prj.;
• dry-cargo vessels of "Volga-Don max" class of RSD49 prj.;
• oil/chemical/product tankers of "Volga-Don max" class of RST27 and RST25 prjs.;
• shallow-draught oil barges of "Novaya Belskaya" type of ROB20 prj.;
• oil barges for United Lena River Shipping Company of ROB07 prj.;
• river-sea dry-cargo vessel of "BBC max" class of RSD60 prj.
 
Vessels due to Bureau's projects that are under building:
 
• Lotos Shipyard (Astrakhan);
• Neva Shipyard (Shlisselburg);
• Vyborg Shipyard;
• Baku Shipyard;
• Oka Shipyard (Navashino);
• Krasnoe Sormovo Shipyard (Nizhniy Novgorod);
• Sosnovka Shipyard;
• Moscow Shipyard / Brothers Nobel Shipyard (Rubinsk);
• Balakovo Shipyard;
• Nefteflot (Samara);
• Onega Shipyard (Petrozavodsk);
• Amur Shipyard;
• Kherson Shipyard;
• Damen Yichang (China, Damen holding);
• Beshiktas (Turkey),
 
and at some other shipyards.
 
Scientific qualification, extensive experience of the particular developments, modern computer technologies and advanced infrastructure, available for employees of the Marine Engineering Bureau, allow solving the problems arising at operation of ships qualitatively and in the shortest terms.
 
Our motto remains unchanged - "Reliability, efficiency and the European quality".

 
17.05.17 16:04
Marine Engineering Bureau invites to visit its stand at the 24th International Exhibition "Caspian Oil & Gas 2017" in Baku



We invite you to visit Marine Engineering Bureau stand at the 24th International Exhibition "Caspian Oil & Gas 2017" (stand scheme location) in Baku Expo Center (Baku) in the period from 31 of May till 3 of June, 2017.
 
This moment MEB vessels are under building:
 
Unique train-car-passenger ferry for Caspian sea of CNF18C project;
On March 16, 2017 Baku Shipyard started building of lead train-car-passenger ferry for Caspian sea of CNF18C project. CJSC "Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping" is the Customer. New open type CNF18C is assigned for transportation of 56 railway wagons with 1520 mm track breadth and motor trucks (50 car trains), including ones with dangerous goods and passengers (estimation of 2 passengers for each car train). Ferryboat's construction foresees aft cargo handling scheme and is equipped with side ramp for loading/unloading vehicles from/to usual berth. CNF18C vessel is able for dangerous cargo transportation on the open upper deck in accordance with International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code) and national Maritime Dangerous Goods Transportation Regulation (MOPOG Rules). For ensuring effective functioning of the Great Silk Way it is necessary to overcome two seas: Caspian Sea and Black Sea. Respectively, two types of ferry will be required: car-passenger ones and train-car-passenger ones of CNF18C project for Caspian Sea (lines Baku - Aktau, Baku - Turkmenbashi, Makhachkala - Aktau, Makhachkala - Turkmenbashi) and for Black Sea;
 
"Caspian" oil product/chemical tankers with providing of effective transit function through the Volga-Don Ship Canal of RST12C project;
On November 18, 2016 in Baku in the presence of President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev the signing of building contract of two oil product/chemical tankers of RST12C project for CJSC "Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping" has taken place. In comparison with other Marine Engineering Bureau projects tanker of new RST12C project has strengthened "Caspian" function:
 
• deadweight at draught of 4,50 m is of 7914 tons, at maximal draught of 4,54 m is of 8009 tons (RST27 project maximal deadweight is of 7030 tons) that on 979 tons more;
• deadweight while transit through the Volga-Don Ship Canal at draught in river of 3,60 m is of 5580 tons (RST27 project is of 5428 tons) that on 152 tons more;
• deadweight at draught of 4,20 m is of 7203 tons (RST27 project is of 7030 tons) that on 173 tons more;
• capacity of cargo tanks is optimized for transportation of oil grades of Caspian region;
 
310-places cruise passenger river-sea vessel of PV300VD project assigned also for Caspian cruises;
On August 15, 2016 a solemn keel laying ceremony took place for 310-places cruise passenger PV300VD river-sea vessel for Moscow River Shipping Company. Vessel's keel was laid down at Astrakhan Lotos Shipyard. PV300VD concept is designed as "floating hotel" with full-range balconies / terraces, fore both-sides view saloon, the double-part sun deck (on a deck-house roof with wind deflector and on the tent deck with movable weather-tight closing, with pool and bar). The total area of cabins makes 16-43 m² each, including balcony / French balcony (cabins are double, as a rule). There are restaurant with total places equivalent to passengers' number, conference rooms, bars, children's room, beauty salon, souvenir shop, fitness salon; solarium the open sun deck. Lifts connected all decks, communications and toilets, enlarged passageways and absence of obstacles for wheelchairs are foreseen for physically challenged people. PV300VD concept will be operated at river lines, and also in Caspian Sea: Great Silk Way, ancient Derbent, Baku, Aktau, Turkmenbashi, Astrakhan, Enzeli, sand beaches, medicinal water and therapeutic mud, and also fishery and hunter bases. Such places create favourable opportunities for tourists' involvement;
 
6 multifunctional arctic salvage tugboats with Arc 5 Arctic ice class of MPSV12 project, multifunctional ocean 4 MW salvage vessel of "Spasatel Karev" type with Arc5 Arctic ice class and salvage-rescue catamaran of SDS18 project;
MPSV12 multifunctional salvage tugboat is shallow-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. Vessels of the series are planning to be operated in areas with restricted draughts including Caspian Sea and areas of Makhachkala port, Volga-Caspian canal, Olya port, Astrakhan port. Vessel's deadweight is unprecedented for vessels with similar class, functions and purpose (1820 tons / 320 tons at draughts 4,50 m / 3,20 m at 30 days fuel, water and provision autonomy);
 
River cruise passenger vessel with capacity of 342 passengers of PV300 project;
 
High-comfortable river-sea cruise passenger vessel of PV09 project, and also many other vessels including modern sea and river-sea dry-cargo vessels and oil tankers "Alexander Shemagin" type (RST25 project), "VF Tanker" (RST27 project including RST27M modernized version with enforced Caspian function), "Neva-Leader", "Svyatoj Knyaz Vladimir", "Gloster", "Edinuy", "Azov five thousand" and row of other innovative vessels.
 
Development of vessel-museum project for Baku port (HS01 project) based on "three-island" tanker of 566 project of "Inzhener A. Pustoshkin" type is in progress.
 
Caspian Marine Engineering Bureau (joint venture of CJSC "Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping" and Marine Engineering Bureau) starts to develop in-build documentation of line-up of support vessels (300 kW supply craft-tug of WSB01 project, diving craft boat for work at depths up to 60 m of WSB02 project, 200 kW tugboat of WSB03 project, 100 kW small tugboat of WSB04 project). Building of these vessels is supposed to be carried out at Zykhskiy yard which belongs to CJSC "Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping".

 
11.04.17 07:55
Caspian Marine Engineering Bureau invites to visit its stand at the 16th International Exhibition "Transport, Transit and Logistics" in Baku



We invite you to visit our joint Marine Engineering Bureau and Caspian Marine Engineering Bureau stand at the 16th Caspian International Exhibition "Transport, Transit and Logistics" (stand scheme location) in Baku Expo Center (Baku) in the period from 26 till 28 of April, 2017.
 
307 river, sea and river-sea vessels were built due to 89 projects designed by Marine Engineering Bureau up to middle of April 2017 (since 2000). Moreover, 15 vessels were under finished building stage after launching and 21 vessels were on building berths of shipyards.
 
On December 5, 2016 in Baku in solemn atmosphere it was declared about creation of joint venture Caspian Marine Engineering Bureau. Creation documents of new design organization were signed from "Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping" CJSC by Chairman Rauf Valiyev and from Marine Engineering Bureau by General Director, Professor, Doctor of Technical Science Gennadiy Egorov.
 
New MEB vessels which were put into operation include, as follows:
 
• 115 river, river-sea and restricted sailing area dry-cargo vessels of such types as "Neva-Leader", "Geroi Stalingrada", "Heydar Aliev", "Mirzaga Khalilov", "Caspian Express", "Azov Max", "Karelia", "Chelsea", "Khazar", "Nadezhda", "Tanais", "Sviatoj Georgiy", "Ommax", "Ptich", "Port Olya", "Leda", etc;
• 103 product tankers, chemical/oil tankers and bunkering tankers of such types as "VF Tanker", "Alexander Shemagin", "Armada", "New Armada", "Aston", "Paloil", "Roschem", "Kazan", "Ecomariner", "Rassvet" etc;
• 21 ocean going dry-cargo vessels of such types as "EMI Proud", "Amethyst", "Sparta", "Saxona", "Scala", "Eren-C", "Kaya Pioneer";
• 10 multifunctional salvage vessels: multifunctional ocean 7 MW salvage vessels/icebreakers of "Beringov Proliv" type with Icebreaker 6 class, multifunctional ocean 4 MW salvage vessels of "Spasatel Karev" type with Arc5 Arctic ice class, multifunctional sea diving vessels of "Stolniy Grad Yaroslavl" type;
• 9 shallow-draught icebreaking tugs of "Portoviy" type, transport supply tugs for Caspian Sea of "Phoenix" type, firefighting tug "Penay", ship-handling tug "Bulbash";
• 8 train ferries of such types as "Petrovsk", "Skif", "Avangard", "Baltiysk", "Slavyanin" and "Ulfat";
• 7 combined bunker-tankers of "Balt Flot" type;
• 7 bulk carriers of such types as "Grumant", "OBAHAN-C", "BEHCET-C";
• 6 vessels: ro-ro supply vessels for Kamchatka of "Sosnovka" type and sea dry cargo platform vessels of "Andrey Artemenko" type;
• 4 livestock carriers;
• 3 multipurpose buoy-laying vessels of "Dmitriy Sirotkin" and "Ladozhskiy" types;
• 2 river ecologic vessels of "Ecolog-1" type;
• 2 non-propelled scows with self-opening hull of "KSH-1" type;
• LPG gas carrier of "Bulmarket" type;
• river passenger cruise vessel of "Alexander Grin" type;
• car-passenger ferry of "Nikolay Aksenenko" type;
• short sea cruise vessel for Russian Black Sea coast of "Imperia" type; pleasure banquet vessel of "Sochi" type; coastal navigation running boats "Neva", "Bars" and "Caucasus" for VIP passengers;
• heliport pontoon / berth of "Victoria Regia" type;
• double-sections berth of "PRP-4" type.
 
The series of 5500 t DWT dry-cargo vessels of 005RSD03 project of "Karelia" type should be specially noted. The series has well proved at work in Caspian Sea due to 5000 tons loading capacity at Caspian draughts with capacity of three cargo holds of 7840 m³ while scantling length is of 102.2 m (it means considerably smaller port expenses, building cost and operation expenses comparatively to analogue vessels). Onega shipyard is the builder of this series. At this moment 10 of 12 vessels of the series are operating in Caspian Sea. Therewith MEB dry-cargo vessels of 003RSD04, 003RSD04/ALB02, 003RSD04/ALB03 projects of "Caspian Express" type, 7150 t DWT RSD49 project of "Neva-Leader" type and perspective 7500 t DWT RSD59 project (5 vessels in order) with big hold for transportation of oversized cargoes are of interest in Caspian region.
 
Shallow-draught supply tugs specially designed for Northern Caspian conditions of TG05 project of "Phoenix" type (3 tugs), multifunctional sea diving vessel of SDS08 project of "Stolniy Grad Yaroslavl" type, bunkering tanker of RST09 project of "Aston Trader" type and many other MEB vessels including re-equipped and modernized vessels (f.e. PV18 project floating boardinghouse) continue to be successfully operated in Caspian Sea.
 
This moment MEB vessels are under building:
 
• unique train-car-passenger ferry for Caspian sea of CNF18C project;
On March 16, 2017 Baku Shipyard started building of lead train-car-passenger ferry for Caspian sea of CNF18C project. "Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping" CJSC is the Customer. New open type CNF18C is assigned for transportation of 56 railway wagons with 1520 mm track breadth and motor trucks (50 car trains), including ones with dangerous goods and passengers (estimation of 2 passengers for each car train). Ferryboat's construction foresees aft cargo handling scheme and is equipped with side ramp for loading/unloading vehicles from/to usual berth. CNF18C vessel is able for dangerous cargo transportation on the open upper deck in accordance with International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code) and national Maritime Dangerous Goods Transportation Regulation (MOPOG Rules). For ensuring effective functioning of the Great Silk Way it is necessary to overcome two seas: Caspian Sea and Black Sea. Respectively, two types of ferry will be required: car-passenger ones and train-car-passenger ones of CNF18C project for Caspian Sea (lines Baku - Aktau, Baku - Turkmenbashi, Makhachkala - Aktau, Makhachkala - Turkmenbashi) and for Black Sea;
 
• 310-places cruise passenger river-sea vessel of PV300VD project assigned also for Caspian cruises;
On August 15, 2016 a solemn keel laying ceremony took place for 310-places cruise passenger PV300VD river-sea vessel for Moscow River Shipping Company. Vessel's keel was laid down at Astrakhan Lotos Shipyard. PV300VD concept is designed as "floating hotel" with full-range balconies / terraces, fore both-sides view saloon, the double-part sun deck (on a deck-house roof with wind deflector and on the tent deck with movable weather-tight closing, with pool and bar). The total area of cabins makes 16-43 m² each, including balcony / French balcony (cabins are double, as a rule). There are restaurant with total places equivalent to passengers' number, conference rooms, bars, children's room, beauty salon, souvenir shop, fitness salon; solarium the open sun deck. Lifts connected all decks, communications and toilets, enlarged passageways and absence of obstacles for wheelchairs are foreseen for physically challenged people. PV300VD concept will be operated at river lines, and also in Caspian Sea: Great Silk Way, ancient Derbent, Baku, Aktau, Turkmenbashi, Astrakhan, Enzeli, sand beaches, medicinal water and therapeutic mud, and also fishery and hunter bases. Such places create favourable opportunities for tourists' involvement;
 
• 6 multifunctional arctic salvage tugboats with Arc 5 Arctic ice class of MPSV12 project, multifunctional ocean 4 MW salvage vessel of "Spasatel Karev" type with Arc5 Arctic ice class and salvage-rescue catamaran of SDS18 project;
MPSV12 multifunctional salvage tugboat is shallow-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. Vessels of the series are planning to be operated in areas with restricted draughts including Caspian Sea and areas of Makhachkala port, Volga-Caspian canal, Olya port, Astrakhan port. Vessel's deadweight is unprecedented for vessels with similar class, functions and purpose (1820 tons / 320 tons at draughts 4,50 m / 3,20 m at 30 days fuel, water and provision autonomy);

 
• 3 multipurpose buoy-laying vessels of "Victor Kuskov" type for ROSMORPORT of BLV04 project;
 
• river cruise passenger vessel with capacity of 342 passengers of PV300 project;
 
• high-comfortable river-sea cruise passenger vessel "Shtandart" of PV09 project, and also many other vessels including modern sea and river-sea dry-cargo vessels and oil tankers of "Alexander Shemagin" type (RST25 project), "VF Tanker" (RST27 project including RST27M modernized version with enforced Caspian function), "Neva-Leader", "Svyatoj Knyaz Vladimir", "Gloster", "Edinuy", "Azov five thousand" and row of other innovative vessels.
 
Development of vessel-museum project for Baku port (HS01 project) based on "three-island" tanker of 566 project of "Inzhener A. Pustoshkin" type is on final stage.

 
06.01.17 09:33
Multipurpose sea diving vessel "Uglich" of SDS08 prj started survey of damaged tanker "Arax"

According to the Federal Agency of Maritime and River Transport of the Russian Federation, on 5th of January 2017 multipurpose sea diving vessel "Uglich" of SDS08 prj. started survey of damaged tanker "Arax" for preparation of refloating process. Area weather forecast: East wind 8 m/s, fall of the waves 1.0-1.5 m. Disabled vessel is grounded in 100 m away from the coastline, in the area of cape Peschany of Karakiya district of Mangistau region, Republic of Kazakhstan.
 
Multipurpose sea diving vessel "Uglich" of SDS08 prj. was sent from Astrakhan on 2nd of January 2017 by Federal Agency of Maritime and River Transport of Russian Federation to carry out the rescue operation by the request of MFA of Kazakhstan.
 
Tanker "Arax" presents an ecological threat to Caspian Sea. Over 550 tons of oil products, oil wastes, bilge water and contaminated soil are onboard of the vessel. In case of hull damage, there is a real threat of damaging marine environment.
 
"Arax" grounded on 11th of November 2016. No distress signal was made by the vessel. On 18th of November 2016 the damaged vessels was observed by representatives of the Coast Guard of the Republic of Kazakhstan, they found out that on the next day after the accident, captain and crew members left the vessel. A mechanic was found onboard of "Arax", who refused to receive help after vessel inspection. According to the mechanic, the vessel's anchor was hauled and it was carried ashore.
 
Due to visual inspection of the hull, no damage was found. At the vessel's stop area no oil spills were found.
 
SDS08 MDV "Uglich" was built at Yaroslavl Shipyard in 2011 due to order of FSUE "State Customer Management of Maritime Transport Development Programs" of the Federal Agency of Maritime and River Transport of the Russian Federation.
 
SDS08 prj. was designed by Marine Engineering Bureau.
 
SDS08 marine diving vessel has Ice 2 class, inclined stem and transom aft end, long forecastle, deckhouse located fore. Vessel also has engine room located aft, diesel main engines, two controllable-pitch propellers and bow thruster. Her principal dimensions are as follows:
 
Length overall is 38.35 m;
Length between perpendiculars is 36.35 m;
Breadth overall is about 7.92 m;
Breadth (due waterline) is 7.70 m;
Design draught is 2.35 m;
Full speed is 12 kn;
Economical speed is 8 kn;
Main engines capacity is 2 x 442 kW;
Autonomy is 5 days.
Russian Maritime Registry of Shipping class is KM Ice 2 R2 AUT3-C OMBO SDS>100.
 
Project considerably differs from existing similar vessels:
 
1. Diving equipment, mounted on vessel, allows carrying out diving and underwater works on depth till 100 m. There are no analogues of such equipment at existing vessels that are operated by State Maritime Salvage Department of RF.
 
2. Vessel can carry out fire extinguishing on other vessels and floating objects using two mechanical-foam stream nozzles.
 
3. Vessel is equipped by tug winch that allows carrying out tugging functions.
 
4. Vessel will provide oil spill response functions if boom and skimmer are placed onboard.
 
5. Vessel's characteristics and special equipment provide carrying out of diving salvage operations during sea state up to 3, and vessel can sail to the salvage place while waves' height is 7 m.
 
6. Two main high-speed engines with capacity of 442 kW each provide required vessel's running qualities, work to the variable-pitch propellers. Bow thruster with capacity of 120 kW is mounted for vessel's keeping at place of operational works.
 
7. Up-to-date remote-controlled underwater apparatus allow inspection of a sea-bottom, underwater part of ships' hull and rudder propellers of vessels, underwater part of waterside structures on depth till 100 m.
 
8. Equipment for underwater welding on depth till 25 m and underwater cutting on depth till 100 m is used for salvage operations, repair of underwater part of vessels, repair of hydraulic structures, carrying out of rescue operations. In addition, cargo lifting equipment allows lifting objects of weight till 2.0 t from depth till 100 m.
 
9. Vessel carries out water pumping from wrecking vessel's compartments and also pontoon air blow during participation in re-floating.
 
Diving equipment consists of:
 
• pressure chamber for 4 divers;
• diving half-cone with control board;
• diving equipment with SUPERLITE helmet and DESCO ventilate helmet;
• diving equipment of universal "dry" type;
• divers' water-heater facilities;
• communication facilities;
• underwater illumination facilities;
• underwater television;
• underwater welding/cutting;
• hydraulic tools;
• pumping facilities;
• soil man facilities;
• remote-controlled underwater apparatus;
• diving ladder.
 
Thereby, unique combination of equipment mounted on vessel, and also high-powered power plant allows carrying out almost any specialized works related to diving-technical works on depth till 100 m. In addition vessel can carry out fire extinguishing on other vessels using two mechanical-foam stream nozzles with capacity of 180 cub.m. per hour and carry out tug functions (ground-mooring-tug winch with force of 7 tons is mounted aft), pump water out from compartment of wrecking vessel, participate into oil spill operations. Such combination of functions is unique for vessel with length of 38 m only.
 
Keel of the lead SDS08 vessel "Stolniy Grad Yaroslavl" (building No. is 201) was laid down on 28.08.2009. Vessel was launched on 12.08.2010. She was accepted for operation on 25.10.2010.
Keel of the second vessel "Rostov Velikiy" (building No. is 202) was laid down on 09.03.2010. She was launched on 21.04.2011 and accepted for operation on 30.05.2011.
Keel of the third vessel "Uglich" (building No. is 203) was laid down on 16.03.2010. She was launched on 24.05.2011 and accepted for operation on 07.08.2011.
Keel of the fourth vessel "Rybinsk" (building No. is 204) was laid down on 09.08.2011. She was launched on 19.06.2012 and accepted for operation on 15.08.2012.

 
03.01.17 14:09
Multipurpose sea diving vessel "Uglich" of SDS08 prj departed for the rescue operation of vessel "Arax" which grounded at Caspian sea



According to the information-analytics agency "Portnews", on the 2nd of January of 2016 multipurpose sea diving vessel "Uglich" of SDS08 prj. departed from the port of Astrakhan to rescue grounded Kazakhstan vessel "Arax" at Caspian sea. The vessel has divers and special equipment onboard. "Uglich" is being escorted to its destination by "Kapitan Bukaev" ice-breaker.
 
SDS08 MDV "Uglich" was built at Yaroslavl Shipyard in 2011 due to order of FSUE "State Customer Management of Maritime Transport Development Programs" of the Federal Agency of Maritime and River Transport of the Russian Federation.
 
SDS08 prj. was designed by Marine Engineering Bureau.
 
SDS08 marine diving vessel has Ice 2 class, inclined stem and transom aft end, long forecastle, deckhouse located fore. Vessel also has engine room located aft, diesel main engines, two controllable-pitch propellers and bow thruster. Her principal dimensions are as follows:
 
Length overall is 38.35 m;
Length between perpendiculars is 36.35 m;
Breadth overall is about 7.92 m;
Breadth (due waterline) is 7.70 m;
Design draught is 2.35 m;
Full speed is 12 kn;
Economical speed is 8 kn;
Main engines capacity is 2 x 442 kW;
Autonomy is 5 days.
Russian Maritime Registry of Shipping class is KM Ice 2 R2 AUT3-C OMBO SDS>100.
 
Project considerably differs from existing similar vessels:
 
1. Diving equipment, mounted on vessel, allows carrying out diving and underwater works on depth till 100 m. There are no analogues of such equipment at existing vessels that are operated by State Maritime Salvage Department of RF.
 
2. Vessel can carry out fire extinguishing on other vessels and floating objects using two mechanical-foam stream nozzles.
 
3. Vessel is equipped by tug winch that allows carrying out tugging functions.
 
4. Vessel will provide oil spill response functions if boom and skimmer are placed onboard.
 
5. Vessel's characteristics and special equipment provide carrying out of diving salvage operations during sea state up to 3, and vessel can sail to the salvage place while waves' height is 7 m.
 
6. Two main high-speed engines with capacity of 442 kW each provide required vessel's running qualities, work to the variable-pitch propellers. Bow thruster with capacity of 120 kW is mounted for vessel's keeping at place of operational works.
 
7. Up-to-date remote-controlled underwater apparatus allow inspection of a sea-bottom, underwater part of ships' hull and rudder propellers of vessels, underwater part of waterside structures on depth till 100 m.
 
8. Equipment for underwater welding on depth till 25 m and underwater cutting on depth till 100 m is used for salvage operations, repair of underwater part of vessels, repair of hydraulic structures, carrying out of rescue operations. In addition, cargo lifting equipment allows lifting objects of weight till 2.0 t from depth till 100 m.
 
9. Vessel carries out water pumping from wrecking vessel's compartments and also pontoon air blow during participation in re-floating.
 
Diving equipment consists of:
 
• pressure chamber for 4 divers;
• diving half-cone with control board;
• diving equipment with SUPERLITE helmet and DESCO ventilate helmet;
• diving equipment of universal "dry" type;
• divers' water-heater facilities;
• communication facilities;
• underwater illumination facilities;
• underwater television;
• underwater welding/cutting;
• hydraulic tools;
• pumping facilities;
• soil man facilities;
• remote-controlled underwater apparatus;
• diving ladder.
 
Thereby, unique combination of equipment mounted on vessel, and also high-powered power plant allows carrying out almost any specialized works related to diving-technical works on depth till 100 m. In addition vessel can carry out fire extinguishing on other vessels using two mechanical-foam stream nozzles with capacity of 180 cub.m. per hour and carry out tug functions (ground-mooring-tug winch with force of 7 tons is mounted aft), pump water out from compartment of wrecking vessel, participate into oil spill operations. Such combination of functions is unique for vessel with length of 38 m only.
 
Keel of the lead SDS08 vessel "Stolniy Grad Yaroslavl" (building No. is 201) was laid down on 28.08.2009. Vessel was launched on 12.08.2010. She was accepted for operation on 25.10.2010.
Keel of the second vessel "Rostov Velikiy" (building No. is 202) was laid down on 09.03.2010. She was launched on 21.04.2011 and accepted for operation on 30.05.2011.
Keel of the third vessel "Uglich" (building No. is 203) was laid down on 16.03.2010. She was launched on 24.05.2011 and accepted for operation on 07.08.2011.
Keel of the fourth vessel "Rybinsk" (building No. is 204) was laid down on 09.08.2011. She was launched on 19.06.2012 and accepted for operation on 15.08.2012.

 
03.01.17 12:49
MPSV "Spasatel Demidov" of MPSV07 prj. takes part in search and rescue operation at the TU-154 crash site



According to the Marine Salvage Service of Rosmorrechflot, multipurpose salvage vessel (MPSV) 4 MW MPSV07 prj. "Spasatel Demidov" takes part in search and rescue operation at Black Sea at the TU-154 airplane crash area from 07:00 27th December 2016.
 
MPSV "Spasatel Demidov" carries out observations of sea ground at the depths more than 100 m at appointed search area of Adler traverse in the direction of expected flight path of crashed plane, outside the area of founded earlier aircraft wreckage.
 
"Spasatel Demidov" carries out movement in dynamic position mode and performs hydroacoustic survey of sea bottom with the help of side-scanning sonar Edgh Tech 4200 and global positioning system.
 
The survey is being held at the depths from 30 to 650 m.
 
"Spasatel Demidov" is a unique multifunctional salvage vessel by her equipment and available technology; she was built by 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 FBE SMPCSA.
 
Vessel's project was designed by Marine Engineering Bureau.
 
Multifunction Arctic salvage vessels of MPSV07 prj. are to carry out operations as follows:
 
•  patrolling and emergency salvage duty at the navigation regions, fishing regions, oil and gas marine recovery regions;
•  give 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;
•  give 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 (LARN);
•  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.
 
MPSV07 vessels have unrestricted navigation area, including sailing by the Northern Marine Way. 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 Marine Way" have been fully taken into account during the designing and construction. For example, all the fuel, oil 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 vessel of MPSV07 project 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.
 
The MPSV07 hull's form was created using the methods of computational fluid dynamics (CFD modeling) with carrying out of the subsequent test model trials in experimental pools (deep-sea and ice ones). Full-circle rudder propellers were adopted as the movement and manoeuvre facilities of vessels "Spasatel Zaborschikov". Propellers with diameter of 2600 mm were made of stainless steel. Drive of each FRP is provided by the propeller motor with capacity of 2265 kW. Rudder propellers provide the speed of the vessel not less than 15 knots and bollard pull of about 75 tons.
 
The maximum speed achieved during trials was of 15.6 knots.
 
The hull and rudder-propeller complex of the vessel of MPSV07 project is designed for ice class Arc 5, also the possibility of vessel operation at temperatures down to minus 40°C is provided.
 
Fuel stores are placed in deep-tanks in the area of ER. Tank capacity provides autonomy of the vessel for about 20 days in the mode of rescue and patrol duty.
 
Main diesel-electric power station consists of 4 diesel generators of alternate current of 690 V, 50 Hz with electric capacity of 1370 kW each.
 
The crew consists of 20 people; each of them is accommodated in a single cabin. For the captain, chief mate, chief engineer and head of the emergency party are provided block-cabins, consisting of office, saloon, bedroom and bathroom.
 
12 single cabins, each of them has an additional folding bed are provided for special crew accommodation (emergency party, divers and support personal for diving equipment, etc.). Also, there are 2 standby double cabins.
 
The accommodation of rescued people is foreseen in mess-rooms and also in additional beds at crew cabins. Also, there is 6-place hospital.
 
The total number men onboard is foreseen by 101. Individual and collective life-saving appliances are provided with a 50% reserve.
 
Roll damping system of Hoppe Company is foreseen for improving habitability parameters.
 
High-speed rescue boat with a capacity of 17 people, which is capable to develop speed up to 25 kn is provided for operative emergency party delivery to a emergency vessel. This boat operation is available till the 6 force seas. The boat is equipped with a hook of fast delivered type for engaging with the vessel crane. High-speed boat can perform hydrographic, surveying and search works apart from emergency team delivery. The boat is equipped with hydrographic sonar and side-scan sonar for this purpose.
 
The equipment provided for the mass people collecting from the water on the vessels of MPSV07 project is as follows:
 
•  duty boat, equipped with the net for rising people out of the water;
•  Viking life raft of marine evacuation system (MES) for the people collecting and the subsequent displacement people on board by the slide of MES;
•  salvage facility for rising people out of the water on board with a capacity of 12 lying and sitting people;
•  net with the length of 7 meters for rising people out of the water on board of Dacon Rigid Scrambling Net type (on each side of the vessel);
•  stretchers for rising people out of the water on board of Spenser floating stretcher type.
 
For emergency evacuation, as well as for the delivery on board of additional personal (medical team, emergency party, etc.), two sites in the fore and aft ends are foreseen for the receiving / transferring cargoes on (from) helicopter. For rising people on the helicopter the special seating slings and stretchers are foreseen in the supply of the vessel.
 
Towage of emergency vessels, and also fulfillment marine towage of vessels is assumed by automatic double drum towing winch with a pull of 75 tons on the lower drum and 50 m on the upper drum. Moreover, the 75 t towing hook of disk-type with the remote electro / hydraulic release is foreseen. An auxiliary 10 t winch is provided for tightening of tow wire.
 
Loading containers with equipment and supplies on the vessel, transferring of ebb facilities for an emergency boat and fulfillment of other loading operations is ensured by two electro cargo overhung cranes with a lifting capacity of 20 tons and outreach of 15 m in the aft end of the main deck from the right and left sides. Truck cranes are capable for working at full lifting capacity in conditions of the open sea with the waves of up to 3 points.
 
Vessels of MPSV07 project are equipped with special water extinguishing systems, foam extinguishing and powder extinguishing, providing the possibility of emergency firefighting on vessels and shore facilities, accessible for approaching from the sea. Water or foam supply to the emergency object carries out through three hydraulic monitors with feeding of 1000 cub.m/h and length of the jet of 120 m set two on wheelhouse top and one on the top of the mast.
 
2 pumps with capacity of 1500 cub.m/h each are set to supply water to a special fire system with a drive from the main diesel generators. The water curtains system is foreseen to protect the vessel against effect of burning object.
 
The set of water discharging units are foreseen for pumping water from flooded compartments of emergency objects; the set includes as follows:
 
•  2 submersible pumps with capacity of 405 cub.m/h each;
•  2 submersible explosion-proof pumps with capacity of 103 cub.m/h each;
•  2 submersible pumps with capacity of 70 cub.m/h each;
•  2 portable ejectors with capacity of 69 cub.m/h each.
 
Diving systems are installed in container on vessels of the MPSV07 project, ensuring the fulfillment of works at depths up to 60 meters. The facility is located in two 20-foot containers installed on the main deck of the vessel. Divers' descent is fulfilled with help of diver ladder from vessel's deck when there is no ice. At ice conditions divers' descent is fulfilled through diving well in the middle part of the vessel. Facilities for underwater welding and cutting metal (electric welding, oxy-electric cutting), as well as a set of diving hydraulic tools of Stanley type are foreseen in diving equipment.
 
The system of dynamic positioning is foreseen for ensuring the keeping the vessel at the place during the diving operations, as well as during the working near drilling platforms. Vessel's keeping is provided with full-circle rudder propellers and two bow thrusters with capacity of 995 kW each. Bow thruster's propeller diameter is of 2000 mm.
 
The positioning of the vessel is provided by three DGPS systems, by two sonar systems and the system of "stretched rope". Stable keeping of the vessel at the place is possible till seas of force 4, the wind speed of 10 m/s and current speed of 3 kn.
 
Oil spills response is one of the main functions of MPSV07 project vessels. There are six tanks for oil collection with total capacity of 668 cub.m, and also the following equipment:
 
•  board oil gathering system of LSC-5C/2800 type of LAMOR firm, ensuring cleaning of waters with waves of up to 3 meters;
•  reel with heavy oil-protected booms with length of 250 m;
•  reel with booms of constant floating with length of 250 m;
•  brush type skimmer.
 
Diesel-hydraulic aggregate is provided for drive of the equipment of OSR.
 
Also 2 boom-handling boats with hinged bow ramp are located on the deck.
 
Remotely operated uninhabited deep-sea device Sperre SUB Fighter 7500 is provided in order to provide underwater search works except the diving equipment, and also a towed side-scan sonar of 4200 SP type, used at depths of up to 1000 m with an electro winch for cable-rope with length of about 3000 m is provided.
 
The keel of the lead MPSV07 vessel "Spasatel Karev" (building No. is 701) was laid down on 22.09.2009. She was launched on 23.11.10 and accepted for operation on 25.10.12.
The keel of the second vessel "Spasatel Kavdeykin" (building No. is 702) was laid down on 06.04.2010. She was launched on 29.07.11 and accepted for operation on 19.07.13.
The keel of the third vessel "Spasatel Zaborschikov" (building No. is 703) was laid down on 17.05.2010. She was launched on 22.06.12 and accepted for operation on 17.12.2013.
The keel of the fourth vessel "Spasatel Demidov" (building No. is 704) was laid down on 25.04.2013. She was launched on 12.08.14 and accepted for operation on 04.12.15.

 
01.01.17 11:47
RSD49 vessels of "Neva-Leader" type and modernized vessels of "Volzhskiy" type had been actively used by NWSC in lighterage transportations of grain



According to the press service of North-Western shipping company, multipurpose river-sea dry-cargo vessels of RSD49 prj. of "Neva-Leader" type and modernized with coamings raise by Marine Engineering Bureau vessels of 05074M prj. of "Volzhskiy" type were actively used by the Shipping company in grain transportations from river terminals to sea and roads transshipment complexes in the area of port Caucasus with further transshipment to sea vessels (i.e. lighterage).
 
In 2016 such transportations of grain cargo by North-Western shipping company (part of UCL holding) counted 1.12 million tons, 35% more than in 2015. In total cargo capacity of grain included in lighterage transportations, wheat transportations counted 900 thousand tons, 55% more than last year; barley, corn, linen and other grain - 220 thousand tons. All lighterage operations of grain took place in sea ports of Azov-Black Sea basin.
 
Due to tentative forecasts, in 2016 grain capacity for lighterage will be about 60% of all grain cargos of North-Western shipping company transported in the export-import direction and between foreign ports. The increase of current segment in North-Western shipping company structure happened due to good harvest of grain crops in 2016 and high profitability of transportations to the final ports of Africa and Middle East with the help of sea vessels with big cargo capacity.
 
In 2017 NWSC is going to increase amount of grain transportation by using a wide spectrum of river-sea vessels.
 
The lead RSD49 vessel "Neva-Leader 1" was put into operation on 26.11.12, the seventh one "Neva-Leader 7" was accepted for operation on 23.12.13.
 
Nevskiy Shipyard is a builder.
 
RSD49 prj. is designed by the Marine Engineering Bureau.
 
RSD49 vessels refer to the "Volga-Don Max" type due to MEB internal classification. They have maximum possible dimensions for 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 BC Code. Sailing regions are Mediterranean, Caspian, Black, Baltic, White, North Seas, including voyages around Europe and to Irish Sea in winter.
 
RSD49 vessel's feature is a big middle hold of 52 m long as diversity from all other "Volga-Don Max" type projects designed by MEB. This hold allows to transportation of large-sized cargoes in direct voyages from Europe to Caspian Sea; such point should significantly increase economic effect of vessels' operation.
 
Vessel was designed for Russian Maritime Register of Shipping class notation of KM Ice2 R2 AUT1-C.
 
RSD49 vessels' are the biggest ones among the dry cargo vessels that satisfy Volga-Don canal dimensions for today such as prototype RSD19 vessels.
 
With characterized draught of 3.6 m in Volga-Don canal deadweight is about 4520 t, maximal deadweight in the sea with draught of 4.70 m is of 7143 t. Overall length is of 139.95 m, overall breadth is of 16.70 m, breadth without side fenders is of 16.50 m, depth is of 6.00 m. Summarized capacity of cargo holds is of 10920 cub. m.
 
Four dry cargo vessels "Volzhskiy-40", "Volzhskiy-44", "Volzhskiy-47" and "Volzhskiy-50" (05074 prj.) were modernized due to Marine engineering Bureau project in 2010-2011. After modernization vessels received Russian Maritime class KM L4 R2-RSN.
 
Vessel's re-equipment is based on idea of usage high (3.5 m taking into consideration existing coamings) continuous longitudinal hatch coamings that allow due to significant section height increase to enhance simultaneously standard of general strength of vessel's hull (by 56%), cargo holds' capacity, deadweight in accordance with requirements of International Load Lines Convention. Existing coamings and previous upper deck were the most loaded elements that worked out their fatigue resource. These elements appear now in the zone closed to the neutral axis of the equivalent beam, so they are excluded from the general hull bending; such situation allows to keep them as hull elements. Inertia moment rise of the high transverse section (while keeping bottom thickness) increased bottom section modulus by 42%.
 
Forecastle height was increased for 1.7 m to improve seaworthiness qualities. Moreover, sides' shell between decks in aft area was mounted, so full scale poop superstructure was generated.
 
Conventional vessel's deadweight was increased from 4350 t up to 6067 t (by 1717 t or by 39%), cargo holds' capacity rose from 6441 up to 9404 cub. m (by 2963 cub. m or by 46%).
 
There is a list of main works fulfilled by shipyard:
 
• mounting of the new longitudinal cargo hatch coamings (height increasing of the existing ones by 2.5 m) with new main deck mounting;
• generation of poop superstructure;
• forecastle height and length increasing;
• in dry compartment (PS, 96-106 frames' region) carbon dioxide compartment is constructed (for fire extinguishing in cargo holds) with ventilating exit shaft forwarding to opened upper deck.
 
After re-equipment vessels became cargo double-screw type ones with 4 cargo holds, with double bottom and double sides, with forecastle and poop, with ER and living superstructure located aft. They are assigned for transportation of the general, bulk, timber, grain and large-sized cargoes, ISO type containers, dangerous goods and coal.
 
Vessels' principal particulars are, as follows:
 
• overall length is 138.30 m;
• breadth is 16.50 m;
• depth is 5.50 m;
• draught (river/sea) is 3.60/4.10 m;
• deadweight (river/sea) is 4761/6067 t;
• hold's number is 4;
• summarized cargo holds' capacity is 9404 cub. m;
• summarized ballast tanks capacity is 3082 cub. m;
• ballast draught is 2.87 m;
• hatch covers are of "piggy back" type.
 
Modernized dry-cargo vessels of "Volzhskiy" type have technical and economic characteristics that significantly exceed same ones before re-equipment; such enhancing allows these vessels to be successfully operated in the conditions of the river-sea and marine transportations.

 
01.01.17 09:03
Overall results of Marine Engineering Bureau work in 2016



2016 was one of the most successful years in company's history. A huge number of projects of all kinds were realized.
 
Passenger cruise vessels, 22 MW diesel ice-breaker, rail-car-passenger ferries, multifunctional arctic rescue vessels, tug-firefighter, tankers, dry-cargo vessels, sea diving catamaran, combined cargo vessels are under construction (not only on "paper").
 
On December 5, 2016 in Baku in solemn atmosphere it was declared about creation of joint venture Caspian Marine Engineering Bureau. Creation documents of new design organization were signed from "Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping" CJSC by Chairman Rauf Valiyev and from Marine Engineering Bureau by General Director, Professor, Doctor of Technical Science Gennadiy Egorov.
 
In 2016 well-known series of river-sea product tankers, chemical tankers, dry-cargo and combined (dry-cargo / tanker) vessels of RST27 (Krasnoe Sormovo shipyard, Oka shipyard, Damen), RST25 (Astrakhan shipyard "Lotos"), RST54 (Oka shipyard), RSD49 (Neva shipyard, "Lotos") projects were being built.
 
11 such vessels were launched and accepted into operation totally in 2016:
 
• 4 RST27 tankers (40 vessels in the series, 35 of which were accepted into operation);
• 3 RST54 dry cargo/tankers;
• 2 RST25 tankers;
• 2 RSD49 dry-cargo vessels.
 
The vessels are worldwide known, only in this year 2 dry-cargo vessels "Zhibek Zholy" and "Atameken" of RSD49 prj. for Kazakhstan and 1 tanker "Ganje" of RST27 prj. for Azerbaijan were built (second will be accepted into operation in 2017). 2 tankers on the basis of RST27 prj. are being built by Damen in China.
 
On November 18, 2016 in Baku in the presence of President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev solemn ceremony of accepting into operation of new tanker "Ganja" of RST27 prj. built by Krasnoe Sormovo shipyard for Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping company took place. On October 10, 2016 in Aktau (Kazakhstan) solemn ceremony of accepting into operation of new dry-cargo vessel "Zhibek Zholy" of RSD49 prj. built by Neva Shipyard.
 
However in near future vessels of that series will be replaced by new cargo vessels of "Volga-Don max" type -product / chemical tankers of RST27M prj. (Krasnoe Sormovo shipyard, Nizhny Novgorod) and RST12C prj. (Baku shipyard, Baku), multipurpose dry-cargo vessels of RSD59 prj. This year new concepts of RSD67+RDB67, RSD64+RDB64 river-sea integrated vessels of "Dnepro-max" class had been created (self-propelled dry-cargo vessel-pusher + pushing barge), with deadweight in river more than 10 000 tons.
 
On August 15, 2016 during State council presidium meeting under the chairmanship of President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin solemn keel laying of PV300VD 310-places cruise passenger river-sea vessel for Moscow River Shipping Company took place. Vessel's keel was laid down at Astrakhan Lotos Shipyard and intended both for long-waited Caspian and classic Moscow-St. Petersburg voyages.
 
On August 19, 2016 solemn launching of head MPSV12 5,2 MW multifunctional shallow-draught Arctic salvage tugboat "Bakhtemir" took place at Neva shipyard (MPSV12 second vessel "Kalas" was launched on November 29, 2016). Four such new unique salvage tugboats are being built for RosMorRechFlot. MPSV12 deadweight is unprecedented for vessels with similar particulars (80 m length, 16,8 m breadth) and ARC5 Arctic ice class (1820 tons / 320 tons at draughts 4,50 m / 3,20 m at 30 days fuel, water and provision autonomy). On November 11, 2016 FBE "Marine Salvage Service of RosMorRechFlot" accepted for operation tugboat "Penay" of TG17 prj. with firefighting functions built on Oka Shipyard. At the same time on December 1, 2016 keel of lead multipurpose sea diving catamaran of SDS18 prj. was laid down.
 
On November 24, 2016 Vyborg shipyard launched head IBSV01 22 MW ice-breaker support vessel "Alexander Sannikov" with Icebreaker 8 class. Two such 22 MW ice-breaker support vessels are under building at the Vyborg Shipyard due to the order of "GazPromNeft". Vessels are intended for working at arctic terminal of the Novoport field (Ob Bay, Yamal Peninsula); their purposes are: ice tankers' conveyance, assistance at mooring and loading operations of other vessels, rescue operations, towage operations, firefighting, oil spill operations. Vessel's concept design is made by Aker Arctic Technology, technical design is made by Marine Engineering Bureau.
 
Built at Moscow shipyard 96 meter high-comfortable river-sea cruise passenger vessel of PV09 prj. went on sea trials. The vessel is intended for cruise voyages through European inland waterways of Russia, including Volgo-Balt, Volgo-Don, Belomor-Baltiysk Canal, Volga river, Moscow River; also at lines between Moscow port, St.-Petersburg port and Belomorsk port through Belomor-Baltiysk Canal; with sailing to White Sea and to the region of Solovetskie islands, Gulf of Finland; Caspian, Azov and Black Seas.
 
On October 26, 2016 at Baku Shipyard building contract on building two train-car-passenger ferries of CNF18C project for Caspian sea lines was signed. CJSC "Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping" is the Customer. New open type CNF18C ferry is assigned for transportation of 56 railway wagons with 1520 mm track breadth and motor trucks (50 car trains), including ones with dangerous goods and passengers (estimation of 2 passengers for each car train). Ferryboat's construction foresees aft cargo handling scheme and is equipped with side ramp for loading/unloading vehicles from/to usual berths.

 
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During 2016 navigation, vessels of "BF Tanker" Shipping Company, including RST27 and RST54 tankers, transported 21% more than last year



According to the message of press-service of "VF Tanker" Shipping Company wich is a part of the UCL Holding, overall cargo capacity transported by the company (including 25 new RST27 and RST54 tankers) in the period of navigation from April to November 2016, was of 2.9 million tons. In total 45 tankers and 11 tug- barge trains were used by the company for inland cargo transportation from April to November 2016. RST27 and RST54 vessel amounted 56% of self-propelled fleet of "BF Tanker" Company.
 
2.5 million tons of cargo (+21% comparing with 2015) was transported through RF United Deep-Water System. About 0.4 million tons of cargo transported by international routes including regions of Azov, Black, Mediterranean, Baltic and North Seas and North-East part of Atlantic Ocean. The main factors of inland transportation increase during this year navigation are: better hydrological conditions for shipping comparing with last years and as a result, reduction of passage time for limited water areas.
 
77% of transporation was occupied by oil cargo export from Russian river ports to port-roads transshipment complexes of the southern basin, 23% was occupied by north-west basins' direction. Liquid bitumen, mazout, vacuum gasoil (VGO) and diesel oil occupied more then 70% in transportation structure. Considering the actual way conditions, the company managed to maximize the transportation capacity by applying optimal operation of a wide range of vessels under management, through the usage of both direct transportation and transportations with intermediate cargo transshipment.
 
1.8 million tons of cargo (72% of transportation) were carried by direct transportations between Ruissan river and marine ports during the navigation period. 1.4 million tons of this amount (or 78%) was carried by RST27 and 19614 tankers; RST54 and 05074T vessels carried 380 thosand tons (or 21%). 0.7 million tons of oil products were transported at voyages of intermediate cargo transshipment.
 
RST27 and RST54 projects are designed by Marine Engineering Bureau.
 
In 2012 and 2013 Britain Royal Institution of Naval Architects included RST27 in the list of Significant Ships twice. In 2014 also RST54 platform tanker was included in the Significant Ships list.
 
Series of RST27 tankers with increased block coficient are the biggest in new history(since 1991) of Russian shipbuilding - for the period since 2012 35 vessel were built and accepted for operation, 22 of them(63%) are under control of shipping company "BF Tanker".
 
RST27 vessels have the record block coefficient 0.93, but the head vessel showed speed of 11.7 kn during trials at running line with main engines power of 2100 kW (87.5% of full output) and fore/aft draughts 3.2/3.3 m.
 
Thus the contract deadweight of 6980/5378 is increased for 42 t, contract speed is increased more than 1 kn.
 
New project tanker has increased river function comparing with other MEB projects. River deadweight of RST27 vessels is increased for 732 t comparing to Armadas, while:
 
• increased hull's strength (vessel is of R2 sailing region, or II region due to old RS classification);
• practically keeping the same fuel consumption;
• keeping increase capacity of cargo tanks.
 
Russian Maritime Registry of Shipping class notation is KM Ice1 R2 AUT1-ICS OMBO VCS ECO-S Oil tanker (ESP).
 
As other river-sea going MEB tankers, RST27 vessels use full-circle rudder propellers as single movement and manoeuvre unit. They have increased trunk and use submersible cargo pumps. They have no longitudinal bulkhead in CL and no framing in cargo tanks.
 
RST27 vessels satisfy dimensions of the Volga-Don Canal and Volga-Baltic Way. Overall RST27 vessel's length is of 140.85 m, breadth is of 16.6 m, depth is of 6.0 m. They belong to "Volgo-Don Max" class.
 
Special requirements of the Russian and world petroleum companies, additional ecological RS limitations of "ECO PROJECT" (ECO-S) class were taken into consideration during designing.
 
RST27 vessels are assigned for transportation of crude oil and oil products, without flash point restrictions.
 
Total capacity of six cargo tanks and two slop ones is of 8100 cub. m, deadweight is about 7022 tons with sea draught of 4.20 m. Deadweight is about 5420 tons with river draught of 3.60 m. Cruising speed is of 11.0 knots.
 
Cargo system provides simultaneously transportation of 2 cargoes. Cargo pumps capacity is 6 x 200 cub. m/hour. Two auxiliary steam boilers (capacity 2.5 t/hour each) are installed onboard.
 
Two medium-speed diesels (main engine) of 1200 kW each use heavy fuel oil with viscosity IFO380.
 
There is 230 kW bow thruster.
 
Electrical plant consists of three 292 kW diesel-generators and emergency-staying 136 kW diesel-generator.
 
Crew consists of 12 persons (14 places + pilot).
 
Autonomy is of 20/12 days (sea/river).
 
Project of river combined dry cargo open-deck ship / tanker RST54 with deadweight 5745 tons for cargo transportations on open-deck, not afraid of wetting (gravel, rolling, containers, cars, etc.), in one direction and the oil cargo in the reverse direction, it is designed in "overcomplete" tanker counters of prj RST27.
 
According to the inclining test results of the head series' vessel, her river deadweight is 5745 t at draught 3.60 m. This is a record value for "Volgo-Don Max" vessels.
 
The character feature of the new concepts is "expanding" narrow places of inland water transport by using new technical decisions. Saying in other words, transportation ability is increased by maximal usage of actual way characteristics (maximal available vessel's length and breadth), and mainly by usage extremely fat hull contours, that have never used before in world's practice. Usage of RST54 combined vessels provides both directions cargo transportation (oil cargoes towards one direction and dry cargoes towards back direction); that should allow decrease highways rate due to re-forwarding some cargoes from road to water transportation. Such re-forwarded cargoes include passenger cars, that usually are brought from St.-Petersburg to central Russia by car transportation trucks and heavy containers that are prohibited for car trains transportation due to unallowable road loads.
 
RRR class notation is of M-PR2.5 (ice30) A.
 
As other mixed river-sea going tankers designed by marine Engineering Bureau, RST27 vessels use full-turn rudder propellers as single movement and manoeuvre unit.
 
RST27 vessels satisfy Volga-Don Canal dimensions such as Volgo-Balt Way ones. Vessel's overall length is of 140.85 m, breadth is of 16.60 m, depth is of 6.00 m. She belongs to the "Volgo-Don Max" class.
 
Tanker cargoes with flashpoint restriction for 60°C is provided in 10 cargo tanks (total capacity of 5446 cub.m.) and 2 slop tanks (total capacity of 207 cub.m.). All cargo tanks are separated from outer shell by double sides and double bottom. Dimensions of double constructions meet requirements of International MARPOL 73/78 Convention.
 
Cargo system provides closed cargo receiving by shore equipment and cargo discharge by vessel's submersible pumps. Manifolds provide cargo intake and discharge by both sides; they are arranged in the middle and aft parts of the cargo area. Transitional connectors are foreseen in the vessel's supply in order to provide manifolds' coupling with different diameters hoses. Maximal loading capacity for each cargo or slop tank is of 600 cub.m/hour. Summarizes loading capacity for the whole vessel is of 1200 cub.m/hour.
 
Heating system is served by two steam boilers (capacity of 2.5 t/hour); it provides cargo temperature keeping at level +60°C (when temperature of outboard air is not less than -10°C) and cargo heating from 50°C till 60°C during 36 hours.
 
Cargo area on the upper deck with 2 m barrier is intended for transportation of cargo that doesn't suffer from wetting (e.g. gravel, rolled metal, heavy containers, cars, etc.). Main deck shell within cargo area is designed for loading 5.5 t/sq.m and for grabs working. Main loading condition is 4700 t of gravel transportation on the open deck.
 
2-tier containers transportation is foreseen on the main deck; containers are installed on dunnage. Heavy 36 t TEU (120 pcs.) may be transported; these containers cannot be handled by car trains. Vessel's electric station provides ability to transport 45 refrigerator containers.
 
There is possibility to arrange special removing constructions that can be transformed into 2 additional car decks. Cars loading/unloading are carried out by their own through coastal ramps. Number of transported cars depends on their maximal dimensions (270-350 ones).
 
Two medium-speed diesels of 1200 kW each are used as main engines; they use heavy fuel oil with viscosity of IFO380. There is 230 kW bow thruster.
 
Speed (due to the draught of 3.6 m and 85% of ME power) is 11.0 kn.
 
Electrical plant consists of three 292 kW diesel-generators and emergency-staying 136 kW diesel-generator.
 
Crew consists of 12 persons (14 places + pilot).
 
Vessel's autonomy is of 20 days (due to fuel, water and provision reserves).