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04.08.21 11:57
RSD59 vessels delivered the structures of the wind farm "Kolskaya WPP" to Murmansk

According to the Murmansk Commercial Seaport website, in July 2021, three multi-purpose dry cargo vessels of the RSD59 project by the Pola Rise shipping company were involved in river-sea shipments of large structures for the Kola Wind Farm from the Black Sea through inland waterways and on to Murmansk.
Murmansk Commercial Seaport has taken part in the successful development of a new transport and logistics route along the Russian Federation's inland waterways. This route can significantly reduce the time it takes to deliver goods. For example, if you go by sea through the Black Sea or the Mediterranean Sea, Gibraltar, along Europe to Murmansk, the travel time is 28-30 days, and if you go through inland waterways 18-20 days," said Igor Lipinsky, Deputy General Director for Operations of Murmansk Commercial Seaport.
Currently, the total order for multi-purpose dry cargo vessels of the RSD59 project is 63 vessels (forty-three built, twenty in operation). The customer is PJSC State Leasing Transport Company; the lessees are the shipping companies Paula Rise, Idel, Petrotrans, Astrol and Alfa.
Krasnoye Sormovo has already built twenty-eight multipurpose dry cargo vessels of the RSD59 project, one is under construction and the keel laying for another 11 vessels of the RSD59 project is planned.
Nevsky Shipyard has delivered three vessels of the RSD59 project and two more are under construction.
Oka Shipyard contracts 18 vessels of RSD59 project. Twelve have been handed over.
The head vessel of the series m\v "Pola Makaria" was included in the list of Significant Ships of 2018 of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA).
RSD59 vessels refer to the "Volga-Don Max" type due to MEB internal classification. They have maximum possible dimensions for the 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 IMSBC Code. Sailing regions are Mediterranean, Caspian, Black, Baltic, White, North Seas, including voyages around Europe and to Irish Sea in winter. The new dry-cargo project RSD59, which is constructed in "super-full" ship lines with two dry cargo holds, one of which has a record length for Volgo-Don Max vessels, is the successor of the three-hold RSD49 series.
Advantages of the RSD59 project in comparison with the best of the previously constructed dry cargo vessels of the Volga-Don Max class of the RSD49 project (by the example of m/v "Pola Fiva" with increased marine function):
• the existence of a long L = 77.35 m hold (RSD49 vessel has L = 52 m cargo hold ) that allows transportation of oversized and heavy cargo; this is relevant for the market of the Caspian region countries;
• the hold's height is increased up to 9000 mm, that is 620 mm bigger than for RSD49 project. Such height allows to load 9'6'' containers ("high cube containers"), 3 ones in single stack;
• deadweight at draught of 3.60 m is 5320 t (RSD49 has 4507 t), increase is 813 t;
• deadweight at a draught of 4.20 m 6944 tons (RSD49 project has 6021 t), increased by 923 t;
• deadweight at the maximum draught of 4.706 m is 8144 t (RSD49 has 7143 t at maximum draught of 4.70 m ), increase is 1000 t;
• removable type hatch covers are installed. Opening and closing of each section is operated with the help of a special frame crane, which is located in the area of the front bulkhead of the residential superstructure;
• movement and controllability are provided by two rudder propeller units (better maneuverability in the narrow waters, more cargo space due to the reduction of size of engine room).
The project is designed for a class notation KM Ice2(hull; power) R2 AUT1-ICS BWM(T) CONT (deck, cargo holds Nos.1,2) DG (bulk, pack) of Russian Maritime Register of Shipping and meets all the requirements of international conventions acted at the moment of the vessel's keel laying.
In this case, RSD59 vessels' deadweight is the largest for dry cargo vessels satisfying the dimensions of the Volga-Don Shipping Channel.
With a characteristic draft of 3.60m in the river, the VDSC has a deadweight of 5,320 t, the largest deadweight in the sea with a draft of 4.706 m is 8.144 t.
The maximum length is 141.0 m, the overall width is 16.98 m, depth is 6.00 m.
The capacity of cargo holds is 11400 cubic m.
Both cargo holds are box-shaped, smooth-walled, and convenient at cargo operations and placing the goods without stowage. Their dimensions are 77.35 x 12.25 x 9.0 m and 27.03 x 12.25 x 9.0 m.
The operating speed is 10.5 knots.
Two medium-speed diesels (main engine) of 1200 kW each use heavy fuel oil with viscosity of IFO380 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.
Sea sailing autonomy is 20 day.
Crew consists of 11 people, total places onboard are 14. Sanitary and pilot cabins are provided.
Designed vessel hull's life term is 24 years. The double bottom is designed for distributed load with intensity of 12 tons per square meter, and also allows to use 16 t bucket grab.