Volgograd shipyard negotiated a contract for building of six multi-purpose dry-cargo vessels of "Tanais" type (007RSD07 prj.)
On September 3, 2008 the agreement between Groups of Companies "Marine and Oil-Gas Projects" (MOP) and "Azov-Don Shipping Company" (ADSC) about increasing of contract for building vessels 007RSD07 proj. with deadweight about 7200 tons from 4 vessels up to 6 ones was achieved. Also launching terms were changed.
The keel of lead multi-purpose dry-cargo vessel of this project (building number is of 231) was laid down on December 26, 2007 at Volgograd shipyard (Sergey Votintsev is a general director), included in MOP Group of Companies.
Vessels are of "Volga-Don Max" type with full-circled rudder propellers are assigned for ADSC Group of Companies (Mikhail Shvalev is a general director).
Aleksandr Gorbat'ko supervises vessel's building from customer's side.
Vessel's 007RSD07 project is designed by the Marine Engineering Bureau (MEB).
These vessels are the biggest ones among native dry-cargo vessels (by deadweight) that satisfy all the requirements for constant operation through Volgo-Don Canal.
The vessel is assigned for transportation of general, bulk, timber, grain and large-sized cargoes, up to 9' ISO containers, dangerous goods of 1.4S, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 classes of IMDG Code and cargoes of category B of BC Code. Sailing regions are Mediterranean, Black, Baltic, White, and North Seas.
Russian Maritime Register of Shipping class of the project is of KM LU1 IISP A3. The project satisfies all the requirements of international conventions which were actual at the moment of laying down of the vessel's keel.
Vessel's overall length is of 139.99 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 11000 cub. m, total container capacity is of 274 TEU, while holds' container capacity is of 204 TEU. Deadweight in the sea is of 7215 tons, deadweight in river is of 4787 tons while draught is of 3.60 m.
All holds are box-shaped, smooth-wall, convenient for carrying out the freight works and placing a cargo without shifting.
The cargo holds' sizes are of 29.9x12.7 (hold Nos. 2, 3, 4) and 15.6x12.7 m (hold No. 1) with the height of 8.4 m.
Cargo holds are equipped by removable hatch covers served by gantry crane.
Designed cruising speed is of 10.5 kn.
Two 1120 kWt medium-speed diesels (main engines) use heavy fuel oil with viscosity of IFO700.
Heavy fuel stores are placed in deep-tanks in area of the ER fore bulkhead, separated from outside water by double bottom and double sides.
Movement and manoeuvrability is provided by two stern full-circle rudder propellers with fixed-pitch propellers (diameter is of 2000 mm) in nozzles.
Sea sailing autonomy is of 30 day, river sailing autonomy is of 10 day. Crew consists of 13 persons (15 places).
Designed vessel hull' life term is of 24 years. The double bottom is designed for distributed load intensity of 7.5 t per .sq.m that allows to use a bucket grab with cargo-lifting capacity 16 tons.
Keel of the first vessel (building No. 231) was laid down on 26.12.07. She launching is expected in November of 2008.
6 vessels are ordered in total.