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14.04.20 19:23
The construction progress at the Amur Shipbuilding Plant of two ferries for Vanino - Kholmsk project CNF11CPD "Alexander Deev" and "Vasily Oshchepkov"

Amur Shipbuilding Plant (Director General Vladimir Kulakov) continues the construction of two cargo-passenger car-railway icebreaker class ferries of a new generation with unlimited navigation area for the Vanino-Kholmsk line of the project CNF11CPD "Alexander Deev"(building number 300) and "Vasily Oshchepkov" (building number 00301).
 
The customer is PJSE "State Transport Leasing Company".
 
Project documentation for the under construction vessel was developed by the Marine Engineering Bureau, working-design and technological documentation- by Vympel Design Bureau.
 
At the construction of the first ferry "Alexander Deev", equipment is currently being installed.
 
"The hull of the vessel is 100% formed, the shaft line is installed and the preliminary installation of the main diesels has begun," said Gleb Ilyinykh, responsible order deliverer.
 
Now, work is underway on loading and assembling large equipment, piping systems, welded ventilation pipes and tanks. On the side with them, experts in electrical installation for the installation of braced cable tracks. Planned installation of anchor, mooring and cargo devices".
 
On the main deck of the ferry which is under construction, work is underway on the installation of rail tracks to place the trains, and a freight elevator with the help of which large wheeled vehicles will be transferred to the lower deck. The next important step in the construction of the ferry will be the beginning of mooring trials.
 
Meanwhile, the formation of the hull of the second ferry "Vasily Oshchepkov" continues in the slipway section. Ten blocks of the ferry are being prepared for conclusion, which are being built according to the already developed technology, which involves the assembly and maximum installation of the blocks of the future ferry in the section, and the final matching is on an open slipway.
 
"The heaviest is block N6, which will contain the engine room, as well as the next block N7, which will contain diesel generators and the main switchboard," explained Sergey Poleshchuk, senior builder.
 
Up to date, six blocks are fully formed and presented to the customer and the Register. By the end of April, shipbuilders need to form and present to the customer and the Register two more stern blocks.
 
Specialists of the slipway section are already preparing for the upcoming conclusion of the blocks: the inclined overpass is being checked and installed, revision of transport and launch mechanisms, etc. The launch of the fully-formed "Vasily Oschepkov" hull is scheduled for September 25 this year. In the same year, shipbuilders of Komsomolsk-on-Amur plan to transfer to the delivery base for completion and sea trials with the ferry "Alexander Deev", having fully installed it with equipment".
 
CNF11CPD project of the car-railway-cargo-passenger new generation ferry 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.
 
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).
 
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 number of passengers (200 people) accepted in the new project reflects the peak line need at a summer season 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 new concept is the result of a series of studies conducted in 2012-2013 by the Marine Engineering Bureau in collaboration with leading domestic and foreign scientific institutes, including Aker Arctic Technology (recommendations for contours, tests in the ice pool), Central Research Institute of the Marine Fleet (examination of technical solutions for all stages, formation of contours, economic calculations and modeling of operation), Krylov State Scientific Center (towing tests, self-propelled, nautical, as well as testing in ice basin), design bureau of the carriage facilities of JSC Russian Railways (checking the possibility of transporting rolling stock by ferry).
 
CNF11CPD characteristics in ice conditions according to the results of tests in the pool are: the maximum ice permeability at V = 3 knots forward will be 1.16 meters, at a speed of V = 6 knots it will be 0.84 meters, in reverse with a speed of V = 1.5 knots will be 0.68 m.
 
In addition, the bow and stern extremities are structurally designed for a higher ice category (Arc 7).
 
Together with the icebreaking at the level of the Icebreaker6 icebreaker, this allows (unlike the existing vessels) independent operation of the new ferry in severe ice conditions on a short passage (up to about 30 miles in the vicinity of Vanino). In turn, this will allow to avoid ferry's significant downtime in anticipation of general icebreaking assistance, or excessive costs in case of individual assistance.
 
At one time, the ferry was built to serve the railway transportation, but recently, the increasing part of the ferry routes began to take the vehicles transport. A new type of cargo (heavy trailers (trucks) and cars) has appeared. In connection with the construction of the Lidoga-Vanino highway, the share of road transport will increase. In addition to transporting cars and trailers, shippers have another potentially new type of cargo for the ferry line: containers and roll trailers with heavy equipment. Therefore, while maintaining the function of transporting railroad cars (the length of rail tracks is 440 linear meters at 420 on the existing one), the capacity for cars has doubled (740 linear meters against 394 on the existing one). As a result, 39 new trucks with semi-trailers (12-13.5 m length ) and an additional 9 cars can be accommodated on the new ship.
 
In addition to the stern cargo handling scheme, which is definitely tied to the ports of Vanino and Kholmsk terminals, an on-board ramp is installed for working with rolling equipment directly to the pier, which allows the use of a new vessel (for example, for commercial flights to Japan).
 
The keel of the lead CNF11CPD vessel (building No. 00300) "Alexander Deev" was laid down on 29.0617. She was launched on 01.08.19.
The keel of the second vessel (building No. 00301) "Vasily Oshchepkov" was laid down on 29.06.2017. The launch is planned for autumn 2020.