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14.05.07 18:45
Krasnoe Sormovo started building of the first tanker for Palmali group. Vessel's is of New Armada type

"Krasnoe Sormovo" shipyard is included in group of the companies "Marine and oil-and-gas projects" (MOP). Nikolay Zharkov is a general director of "Krasnoe Sormovo". On May, 29, 2007 the shipyard laid down bottom section of product and chemical tanker IMO2 of RST22 prj. "New Armada" type.
 
Vessels' project is designed by the Marine Engineering Bureau.
 
The vessel's project RST22 is the development of 005RST01 prj. tankers with deadweight of 6400 tons, known as "Armadas". They were designed by the Marine Engineering Bureau earlier for Palmali group and were built at "ADA" and "SELAH" shipyards in Tuzla (Turkey) in 2002-2006.
 
Ten Armada type tankers are successfully maintained on the river-sea and ocean transportations in Caspian, Black, Mediterranean, Baltic and North Seas, including trips around of Europe and to Irish Sea in winter. They transport crude oil, masout, diesel fuel, other petroleum products and vegetable oils.
 
Using full-circle rudder propellers as movement and manoeuvre facilities, using submersible pumps, full absence of a framing in cargo tanks are characteristic features of RST22 and 005RST01 projects vessels. These vessels have no longitudinal bulkhead in CL.
 
Vessels satisfy dimensions of the Volga-Don canal and Volga-Baltic waterway. Overall RST22 prj. vessel length is of 139.95 m, breadth is of 16.6 m, depth is of 6.0 m.
 
Vessels belong to "Volga-Don Max" tankers' type.
 
New project tanker has got increased marine function, increased deadweight in marine conditions and increased total cargo tanks capacity with keeping river functions in comparison with vessels of "Armada" type.
 
Vessels satisfy all new international requirements for transportation of vegetable oils, including two-compartments unsinkability. Special requirements of the Russian and world petroleum companies, additional ecological limitations "ECO PROJECT" class were taken into consideration during designing.
 
Total capacity of six cargo tanks and two slop ones is of 8090 m³, deadweight is about 7000 tons when sea draught is of 4.60 m. Deadweight is about 4700 tons when river draught is of 3.60 m. Cruising speed is of 10.5 knots.
 
Two medium-speed diesels (main engine) of 1200 kW each use heavy fuel oil with viscosity of IFO380.
 
Vessel's Russian Maritime Register of shipping class notation is of KM LU1 II A1, oil carrier (ECO PROJECT).
 
Vessel's keel was laid down on 26.04.07.
 
In the new series ten tankers are supposed to build, as well as in "Armada" series.