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25.08.20 21:04
"Gelius 2" dry cargo vessel is being lengthened by 25.35 m at Gisan Shipyard due to prj. RSD04LG with a deadweight increase in 2020 t

Gisan Shipyard (Yalova, Turkey) has begun lengthening of multipurpose dry-cargo vessel "Gelius 2" by 25.35 m under the RSD04LG project, with an increase in deadweight by 2020 tons.
Customer is shipping company "Albros" (general director Raim Alekperov).
The 003RSD04/ALB03 vessel "Gelius 2" was built in 2008 in Tuzle (Turkey) by Cheksan shipyard under the project of the Marine Engineering Bureau.
The main task of the lengthening by 25.35m of prj. RSD04LG 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 393 t.
Deadweight at draught of 4.20 m increased to 4483 t from 3223 t for 1260 t (!!!); for draught of 4.50 m deadweight increased up to 42985 t from 3557 t for 1428 tons (!!!).
The deadweight for SWL draught of 4.85 m increased up to 5577 t from 3557 t for 2020 t.
After modernization by project RSD04L the vessel will receive the class of the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping KM Ice2 R2-RSN(4.5) AUT3.
Vessel's overall length is 115.2 m, breadth is 15.6 m, depth is 5.75 m.
Total ballast tanks capacity became 2790 m³.
Two cargo holds with total capacity of 7377 m³ (increased for 2882 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 57.2 x 12.74 x 7.43 m, of the other one (No. 1) are 25.35 x 12.74 x 7.43 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 161 TEU (106 in holds and 55 on hatch covers).
Removable type hatch covers ("Folding") are installed on board.
Maximum continuous power of the main engine is 1850 kW.
Increasing the vessel's length to width ratio of the vessel allowed to keep fuel consumption and speed at the same main engine. The operating speed is 10.5 kn.
Crew consists of 9 people, total places onboard are 11.