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29.05.07 13:04
"Krasnoe Sormovo" laid down four tankers with deadweight of 7000 tons. Their type is New Armada project RST22

"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 sections of four product and chemical tanker IMO2 of "New Armada" type (building numbers 07002, 07003, 07004 and 07005).
Product and chemical tankers IMO2 with full-circle rudder propellers and increased ecological class RS "ECO PROJECT" are being built for Palmali group (Mubariz Mansimov is a president of Palmali group). Tankers' deadweight is of 7000 tons.
Vessels' project is designed by the Marine Engineering Bureau.
The ship's project RST22 is the development of 005RST01 pr. 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 manoevre facilities, using submersible pump, 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 way. Overall RST22 pr. 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 have increased marine function, increased deadweight in marine conditions and increased total cargo tanks capacity with keeping river possibilities in comparison with vessels of "Armada" type.
Vessels satisfy all new international requirements for transportation of vegetable oils, including two-compartment 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 kWt each use heavy fuel oil with viscosity of IFO380.
Vessel's Russian Marine Register of shipping (RS) class notation is of KM LU1 II A1, tanker, ECO PROJECT.
In the new series ten tankers are supposed to build, as well as in "Armada" series.
Palmali group is going to built at "Krasnoe Sormovo" and at Volgograd shipyard 47 RST12 pr. tankers with deadweight of 6000 tons for replacement of existing vessels of "Volgoneft" type.
Comparing with RST22 pr. vessels these tankers will have more advanced river function with saving possibility to work in marine conditions. At the same time cargo capacity in river and load-carrying capacity of RST12 pr. vessels will be more, than 550A/1577 "Volgoneft" pr. tankers' ones. The overall strength standard is higher, than existing ships' one: it increases practically twice at a hogging and on 70% at a sagging.