Multi-purpose dry cargo vessels of the RSD49 project of Volga Shipping Company transported 1,400 tons of oversized cargo to the Caspian Sea
According to the press service of the Volga Shipping Company, the multi-purpose dry cargo vessels "Neva-Leader 1" and "Neva-Leader 7" of RSD49 project of the shipping company have completed transportation of oversized equipment within the project of construction of the oil complex in Azerbaijan.
The project to transport general cargo from the ports of Sweden and Norway to the port of Baku began in early April and was safely completed in early June. Two river-sea-class vessels of the Volga Shipping Company RSD49 project, the Neva-Leader 1 and Neva-Leader 7, delivered oversized equipment to the customer: a helicopter landing pad, containers and awning boxes.
The total amount of general cargo transported was around 1,400 tons.
The transportation of the cargo was preceded by extensive work to create a delivery algorithm: engineering calculations were made, and several projects were developed for the placement, securing, and crane loading and unloading of oversized and heavy equipment. An effective solution for placing non-standard general cargo on two of Volga Shipping's vessels was achieved by calculating the draft of the vessels on the most difficult sections of Russia's inland waterways and applying a unique technology used on the company's specialised marine vessels.
The project transportation of oversized cargoes is one of Volga Shipping's top priorities.
The lead RSD49 vessel "Neva-Leader 1" was put into operation on 26.11.12, the seventh one "Neva-Leader 7" was accepted for operation on 23.12.13.
Nevskiy Shipyard is a builder.
RSD49 prj. is designed by the Marine Engineering Bureau.
RSD49 vessels refer to the "Volga-Don Max" type due to MEB internal classification. They have maximum possible dimensions for Volga-Don canal. Vessels of the series can be operated for transportations of general, bulk, timber, grain and large-sized cargoes, dangerous goods of 1.4S, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.1, 8, 9 classes of IMDG Code and cargoes of category B of BC Code. Sailing regions are Mediterranean, Caspian, Black, Baltic, White, North Seas, including voyages around Europe and to Irish Sea in winter.
RSD49 vessel's feature is a big middle hold of 52 m long as diversity from all other "Volga-Don Max" type projects designed by MEB. This hold allows to transportation of large-sized cargoes in direct voyages from Europe to Caspian Sea; such point should significantly increase economic effect of vessels' operation.
Vessel was designed for Russian Maritime Register of Shipping class notation of KM Ice2 R2 AUT1-C.
With characterized draught of 3.6 m in Volga-Don canal deadweight is about 4520 t, maximal deadweight in the sea with draught of 4.70 m is of 7143 t. Overall length is of 139.95 m, overall breadth is of 16.70 m, breadth without side fenders is of 16.50 m, depth is of 6.00 m. Summarized capacity of cargo holds is of 10920 cub. m.