Multi-purpose RSD49 dry cargo vessel "Zhibek Zholy" with deadweight 7150 tons has been accepted for operation
On 11th of October 2016 multi-purpose RSD49 dry cargo vessel "Zhibek Zholy" with deadweight of 7150 tons, with container capacity of 289 TEU owned by KTZ Express Shipping Company (Kazakhstan) were put for her first loading in the port of Aktau.
According to the press-service of port Aktau, on the 10th of October a meeting ceremony was carried out for RSD49 vessel "Zhibek Zholy" at the port of Aktau. The guests were met by the president of international trading port of Aktau M.U.Yalbachev and representatives of LLE "KTZ Express Shipping", owners of the vessel. The berth of the new Northern Terminal was visited by representatives of commercial structures, clients and partners of the port, direction of the Neva Shipyard.
The operational acceptance act for the vessel "Zhibek Zholy" has been signed on September 29, 2016. The second vessel "Atameken" is expected to be accepted into operation in November 2016.
Neva Shipyard is a builder (general director Evgeniy Kuznetsov).
RSD49 prj. is designed by the Marine Engineering Bureau.
LLE "KTZ Express Shipping" (Kazakhstan) is a Customer; it is a sub-company of JSE "KTZ Express"; 100%-stockholder of the last is JSE "National Company "Kazakhstan Temir Zholy". The company provides a full range of transportation and logistics services for all kinds of transportation at all Eurasian routes. It integrates rail, marine, air and road transport, water port and airport infrastructure, warehouses and terminals network across the world. The Company is an operator of the Dry Port and a Management company of the Special economic zone "Horgos - East Gates" on Chinese border.
Kazakhstan airports are in the trust management of JSE "KTZ Express".
KTZ Express Shipping operates its own park of refrigerator containers, dry cargo vessels, and also set of assets of individual partner-operators.
RSD49 vessels refer to the "Volga-Don Max" type due to MEB internal classification. They have maximum possible dimensions for 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.
RSD49 vessels' are the biggest ones among the dry cargo vessels that satisfy Volga-Don canal dimensions for today.
With characterized draught of 3.6 m in Volga-Don canal deadweight is about 4520 tons, maximal deadweight in the sea with draught of 4.70 m is of 7143 tons.
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.
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 can transport 289 TEU, 219 can be located in ships hold and 70 on of the roof.
Cargo holds are equipped with sectional hatch covers of Folding type of Cargotech with possibility of 100% opening.
Operational speed is 11.5 kn.
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 kW.
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 persons (12 places). Sanitary cabin and pilot cabin are foreseen on vessel.
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. is of 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. is of 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. is of 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. is of 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. is of 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. is of 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. is of 408) was laid down on 31.10.12. She was launched on 12.07.16 and put into operation on 29.09.16.
The keel of the ninth vessel "Atameken" (building No. is of 409) was laid down on 15.01.13. She was launched on 06.10.16.
The keel of the tenth vessel (building No. is of 410) was laid down on 28.03.13.