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05.12.19 18:57
Modulus 2" dry cargo vessel was lengthened for 24.05 m in Kherson due to RSD04L prj.; deadweight got 1512 t increase

Works of 24.05 m lengthening of the multipurpose dry cargo vessel "Modulus 2" is being completed in Kherson under the RSD04L project.
Customer is shipping company "Albros" (general director Raim Alekperov).
The 003RSD04/ALB03 vessel "Modulus 2" was built in 2009 in Gelibolu (Turkey) by Aksoy Shipyard under the project of the Marine Engineering Bureau.
The main task of the lengthening is to increase the deadweight at small draughts (3.8-4.5 m), which are typical for the ports of the Azov Sea and the Caspian Sea. The weight of the new hull block with the hatch covers is 304 t.
Deadweight at draught of 4.20 m increased to 4772 t from 3442 t for 1330 t (!!!); for draught of 4.50 m deadweight increased up to 4289 t from 3054 t for 1235 tons (!!!).The deadweight for SWL draught of 4.92 m increased up to 5457 t from 3945 t for 1512 t.
After modernization by project RSD04L the vessel will receive the class of the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping KM Ice3 (hull; power at d = 4.55 m) Ice2 (power) R2-RSN AUT3.
Vessel's overall length is 114.2 m, breadth is 15.6 m, depth is 6.80 m.
Total ballast tanks capacity became 2370 m³.
Two cargo holds with total capacity of 7867 m³ (increased for 2381 m³ from the initial state) are box-shaped, smooth-walled and convenient for providing cargo operations and placing the cargo without stowage.
The dimensions of the large hold (No. 2) are 54.6 x 12.7 x 8.0 m, of the other one (No. 1) are 25.35 x 12.7 x 8.0 m.
A long hold allows non-standard cargo to be transported without reloading from any European port or port of the Persian Gulf region through inland waterways to the Caspian Sea.
Container capacity increased up to 191 TEU (151 in holds and 40 on hatch covers).
Removable type hatch covers ("Lift-away") are installed on board.
Work with hatch covers sections is carried out using a gantry crane, which is able to move onto rails installed on the shelf of the cargo hatch coaming.
Single-shaft 1850 kW propulsion unit is equipped by variable pith propeller and and shaft generator.
Increasing the vessel's length to width ratio of the vessel allowed to keep fuel consumption and speed at the same main engine. The lead vessel showed speed of 11.7 kn at marine trials. The operating speed is 11.0 kn.
Crew consists of 12 people, total places onboard are 13.