Caspian Shipping Company ordered 2 more RST12C tankers to Baku Shipyard
On 21.02.2019 head of CJSE "Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company" Rauf Veliev and director of Baku Shipyard Imanverdy Gasanov singed contract for more two RST12C tankers.
Singing ceremony took part during arrangements devoted to the launching of the head RST12C tanker "Lachin". Also set of persons participated in the sing ceremony: Shakhin Mustafaev, Minister of Economics of Azerbaijan; Suleiman Gasymov, vice-president of state oil company SOCAR; Gudrat Gurbanov, head of State Marine Administration.
Source of photo materials is news site "Trend".
RST12C prj. was developed by Marine Engineering Bureau.
New RST12C tanker has a boosted "Caspian" function.
• 7875 t deadweight at Caspian draught of 4.50 m (RST27 tanker has 7022 t deadweight), increased is 853 t;
• capacity of cargo tanks is foreseen for oil and oil products at Caspian Region; capacity is increased by trunk raising up to 9190 m³ (RST27 has 8100 m³), i.e. there is 1090 m³ increase.
Russian Maritime Register of Shipping class notation is KM Ice1 R2-RSN(4.5) AUT1-ICS VCS ECO-S OMBO Oil tanker/Chemical tanker type 2 (ESP).
Like the other mixed river-sea tankers of the Marine Engineering Bureau, the vessels of the RST12C project uses a single mean of movement and control of full-rotor screw-steering columns, has a developed trunk, uses submersible pumps, they do not have a longitudinal bulkhead in the midship and a set in cargo tanks.
RST12C vessels satisfy to the dimensions of the Volga-Don Shipping Canal and the Volga-Baltic Way. The overall length is 141.00 m, width is 16.9 m, depth is 6.0 m, trunk height is 1.75 m. RST12C vessels are of tankers "Volga-Don Max" class.
While designing it was taken into account the special requirements of Russian and international oil companies, additional environmental restrictions of the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping "ECO PROJECT" (ECO-S) class.
The vessel of the project RST12C is designed for transportation of crude oil and oil products with a density of up to 1.015 t/m³, including gasoline, without restriction on the flash point, ensuring the carriage of goods with a temperature of 50°C, as well as chemical cargoes:
Ethyl tert-butyl ether;
Methyl tert-butyl ether;
Calcium lignosulphonate solution;
Hexane (all isomers);
Octanol (all isomers);
Sodium hydroxide solution;
Urea/ammonium nitrate solution;
Simultaneously transportation of 2 types of cargo is provided.
The capacity of six cargo tanks and two slop tanks is 9190 m³, marine deadweight is 7875 t while draught is 4.54 m, deadweight is with 5447 t, operational speed is 10.0 kn.
The cargo system is designed for simultaneous transportation of two types of cargo, the power of cargo pumps is 6 x 200 m³/h. Two auxiliary steam boilers with capacity of 2.5 t/h each are installed.
Two medium-speed diesels (main engines) of 1200 kW each use heavy fuel oil with viscosity IFO380. There is 230 kW bow thruster.
Electrical plant consists of three 350 kW diesel-generators and emergency-staying 150 kW diesel-generator.
Crew consists of 11 persons (14 places + pilot).
Autonomy (marine/river) is 20/12 days.
Keel of the head RST12C tanker "Lachin" (building No. 110) was laid down on 09.02.17. She was launched 21.02.19. Putting into operation is planned for June, 2019.
Keel of the second tanker (building No. 111) was laid down on 18.04.18.