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12.07.16 14:15
Solemnly launch at Nevskiy Shipyard of Kazakh RSD49 dry cargo vessel "Zhibek Zholy" of 7150 t deadweight and 289 TEU capacity

On 12.07.2016 Nevskiy Shipyard (Eugeniy Kuznetsov general director) solemnly launched multipurpose RSD49 dry cargo vessel "Zhibek Zholy" (building No. 408) of 289 TEU capacity.
A lot of people took part in the solemn launching ceremony: Deputy of the Minister of Transport / Head of Marine and River Federal Agency Victor Olerskiy, General director of the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping Konstantin Palnikov, President of the National Company "Kazakhstan Zhemir Zholy" Askar Mamin, President OJSE "KTZExpress" Dias Iskakov, President OJSE "National Company "Aktau international Marine Trading Port" Mikhail Yalbachev, Generak director of LLE "KTZExpressShipping" Sabyrbek Adilgereev, General director of Marine engineering Bureau prof. Gennadiy Egorov; representatives of of ministers and departments from Russia, Kazakhstan, St.-Petersburg and Leningrad Region; representatives from credit companies. customer company and other colleagues.
RSD49 prj. is designed by the Marine Engineering Bureau (MEB).
RSD49 vessels refer to the "Volga-Don Max" type due to MEB internal classification. They have maximum possible dimensions for the Volga-Don Canal.
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 and meets all requirements of international conventions for the moment of keel laying.
RSD49 vessels' are the biggest ones among the dry cargo vessels that satisfy Volga-Don Canal's dimensions for today.
With characterized draught for Volga-Don Canal of 3.6 m deadweight is about 4520 tons, maximal marine deadweight is 7143 t while draught is 4.70 m.
Overall length is 139.95 m, overall breadth is 16.70 m, breadth without side fenders is 16.50 m, depth is of 6.00 m.
Summarized capacity of cargo holds is 10920 cub. m.
All holds are box-shaped, smooth-wall, convenient for carrying out the freight works and placing a cargo without shifting. The cargo holds' sizes are 26.0x12.7x8.4 (hold No. 1), 52.00x12.7x8.4 m (hold Nos. 2), 27.3x12.7x8.4 (hold No. 3).
The vessel is able to carry 289 TEU; from them 219 ones in holds and 77 on cargo hatches.
Cargo holds are equipped with sectional hatch covers of Folding type of Cargotech with possibility of 100% opening.
Operational speed is 11.5 knots. Vessel showed speed of 12.0 kn during trials.
Two medium-speed diesels (main engine) of 1200 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.
Movement and manoeuvrability of the vessel is provided by two fixed-pitch propellers in nozzles with diameter 2500 mm, two hanging balanced rudders and single bow thruster with capacity 200 kWt.
Modern computing methods of hydrodynamics were used at vessel designing that allowed to find an optimum combination of propulsion-rudder system elements and hull forms. Defined combination provides high running qualities of the vessel. It also provides propulsion coefficient above 0.6 during sailing at full draught and maximum speed.
Sea sailing autonomy is 20 day.
Crew consists of 10 people (12 places). Sanitary cabin and pilot cabin are foreseen onboard.
Designed vessel hull's life term is 24 years. The double bottom is designed for distributed load intensity 12 tons per square meter, and also allows to use 16 t bucket grab.
The keel of the lead RSD49 vessel "Neva-Leader 1" (building No. 401) was laid down on 14.12.10. She was launched on 20.05.12 and put into operation on 26.11.12.
The keel of the second vessel "Neva-Leader 2" (building No. 402) was laid down on 20.04.11. She was launched on 26.06.12 and put into operation on 12.11.12.
The keel of the third vessel "Neva-Leader 3" (building No. 403) was laid down on 15.08.11. She was launched on 10.10.12 and put into operation on 16.05.13.
The keel of the fourth vessel "Neva-Leader 4" (building No. 404) was laid down on 24.10.11. She was launched on 30.04.13 and put into operation on 15.07.13.
The keel of the fifth vessel "Neva-Leader 5" (building No. is of 405) was laid down on 20.12.11. She was launched on 02.07.13 and put into operation on 11.09.13.
The keel of the sixth vessel "Neva-Leader 6" (building No. 406) was laid down on 18.05.12. She was launched on 17.07.13 and put into operation on 29.10.13.
The keel of the seventh vessel "Neva-Leader 7" (building No. 407) was laid down on 23.08.12. She was launched on 18.10.13 and put into operation on 23.12.13.
The keel of the eighth vessel "Zhibek Zholy" (building No. 408) was laid down on 31.10.12. She was launched on 26.04.14.
The keel of the ninth vessel (building No. 409) was laid down on 15.01.13.
The keel of the tenth vessel (building No. 410) was laid down on 28.03.13.