The first block of the lead cargo-passenger car-railway ferryboat of CNF11CPD prj. for Valino-Kholmsk line left the slipway workshop
According to the press service of the Amur Shipyard, the first block of the future cargo-passenger car-railway ferryboat of the CNF11CPD prj. (building number 00300) for the Vanino-Kholmsk line (300 t weight) left the slipway workshop.
"As a result of almost four-hour operation, the bow section of the ferryboat was moved to an open slip through special transborder lines.
Four more blocks of the future ferryboat departed following first one.
Alexey Sadovnikov managed the work of the transport-launching complex; representatives of auxiliary departments, e.g. power engineers, riggers, mechanics were included in his team.
"We tried our best to fill them with vessel's equipment, although it was quite difficult" - says Alexander Merinov, the project manager of the ferryboat. Two thrusters and anchor -mooring mechanisms are located in the bow block. The vessel has Arc5 high Arc class; she is intended to operate in hard ice conditions at temperature down to -40°C.
The vessel's stempost and the strengthened bow in whole are able to pass through 1 m ice at speed of 3 kn.
This is the reason for the large weight of the construction, which reaches about 750 t with all associated mechanisms and elements. The entire main working load for the future vessel at ice conditions will act upon the first bow block.
This time, there are more 3 hull blocks for main engines arrangement on the slipway. They are of different level of readiness; delivery of engines is expected in the nearest time. Same time, shipbuilders continue installation of equipment in this blocks as well as mounting foundations for assembling equipment and systems.
"Considering the fact that the joining of the vessel's blocks will be take place during cold season, special actions for sheltering and heating of the joints are developed" - said the senior builder of the order "300" Sergey Poleschuk. - Besides, from time to time we will have to heat the vessels inner compartments in order to provide welding operations.
By mid of the August, the Amur shipbuilders should complete the roll-out of five hull vessel's blocks to the open slipway in order to begin full-sized works on joining these blocks at the beginning of the Autumn.
According to their characteristics, the new CNF11CPD ferry boats will be significantly better "Sakhalin" type ones that already operate.
Each of the new CNF11CPD ferry boats can take on board simultaneously 32 wagons plus 12 car trains or 39 car trains (if there are no wagons on the main deck), as well as 200 passengers in addition.
The total carrying capacity of the Vanino-Kholmsk passage will increase up to 55%.
The need of the fleet renewal is caused by the worn-out technical conditions of the existing vessels (average age is 29 years), high rate accident risks and high operating costs (the average percentage of ferry boats' demurrage due to repair works is 25%). The ferry passage of Vanino-Kholmsk provides more than 75% of whole freight traffic between the island and the mainland and about 25% of all passenger transportations. According to the experts forecasts, in the next three years cargo turnover may increase by 25%.
The new CNF11CPD ferry boats will allow the Sakhalin producers to forward products to the mainland in time; will provide food security and expand possibility of transportation for certain types of cargo.
The customer is PJSE "State Transport Leasing Company".
Project documentation for the vessel under construction was developed by the Marine Engineering Bureau, working-design and technological documentation by Vympel Design Bureau.
The CNF11CPD vessels are intended for transportation of Russian standard railway.
trains with gauge of 1520 mm, all types of cars, including car trains with 12 (13.5) m semi-trailer trucks and container platforms, various wheeled vehicles and containers on roll trailers, up to 30 ref. containers, as well as dangerous goods of classes 1.1-1.6; 1.4S; 2.1-2.3; 3; 4.1-4.3; 5.1; 6.1; 8 and 9 in accordance with the provisions of the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code and the National Maritime Dangerous Goods Regulations (MOPOG Rules). Transportation is foreseen of at least of 32 railway wagons or 27 car trains on the main deck, 12 car trains on the lower deck and about 9 cars (1.5 tons). Places for accommodation and transportation for 200 passengers (112 cabin places and 88 saloon places) are onboard the vessel.
CNF11CPD project of the car-railway-cargo-passenger new generation ferryboat for the Vanino-Kholmsk line provides in comparison with the existing "Sakhalin" type vessels:
• enhanced cargo capacity (truck cars capacity is 2 times bigger);
• weather restrictions absence (unrestricted sailing region);
• ability of working in severe ice conditions (speed is 6-8 kn at 80 cm ice and about 3 kn at 1.0 m ice);
• ability to carry out independent (several times per day) moorings without towing assistance;
• ability for long reverse movement through constrained water area of the port of Kholmsk;
• ability to keep up daily cycle of round voyage (operation speed is 18 kn);
• 2-hours staying for loading-unloading operations.
The number of passengers (200 people) accepted in the new project reflects the peak line need at a season of summer vacations and is set according to the offer of the Sakhalin Region Government; it is essentially important to provide solving of a social problem of recreation providing for the region's population 200 passengers distribution is as follows: 16 ones at double cabins with water closets, 96 ones at four-berth cabins with water closets and 88 ones at saloon chairs.
The keel of the lead CNF11CPD vessel (building No. 00300) was laid down on 29.0617.
The keel of the second vessel (building No. 00301) was laid down on 29.06.2017.