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01.06.09 17:20
New dry-cargo vessel for "ALBROS" company was put into operation

On June 1, 2009 dry-cargo vessel "Modulus 2" with deadweight of 4409 tons was accepted into operation by "ALBROS" shipping company (Raim Alekperov is a general director).
Vessel was built at "Aksoy Shipyard" (Mehmet Aksoy is a general director), Gelibolu (Turkey).
"Modulus 2" (building number is of H-36) is the second vessel modified due to the project 003RSD04/ALB03. This project was designed by the Marine Engineering Bureau (MEB) (the initial project) and company ALBROS (modification of ALB03 prj). Gennadiy Ukhanov and Pavel Kryukov supervised project updating from company ALBROS side.
Vessel's Russian Maritime Register of shipping (RS) class is of KM Ice3 R1 AUT3.
Vessel's overall length is of 89.17 m, breadth is of 15.6 m, depth is of 6.80 m.
"Modulus 2" hull's theoretical forms were defined using CFD simulation methods carried out by Digital Marine Technology Company (Boris Stankov is a director).
Vessel's deadweight is of 4409 tons while draught in sea water is of 5.286 m. Total ballast tank capacity is of 2066 cub. m.
The single vessel's hold is box-shaped, smooth-wall, convenient for carrying out the freight works and placing a cargo without shifting.
The cargo hold's size is of 55.9x12.7x8.0m with vessel's effective length of 84.56 m. Cargo hold capacity is of 5486 cub. m.
Because of such function 003RSD04/ALB03 prj. vessels are convenient for equipment delivery to intensive development of Caspian shelf zone. Non-standard cargo places can be delivered without reloading from any European port or from any Persian Gulf's area port through internal ways of the Russian Federation to Caspian Sea.
Special scheme of vessel's compartments was designed to satisfy SOLAS requirements to probability index for ship subdivision for possibility of arrange single cargo hold. Tank plan foresees special arrangement of ballast tanks in double bottom and double sides and dry compartment in double bottom with presence of through-flowing pipes which provides minimum list when the hull is damaged.
Removable hatch covers of "Lift-away" type were arranged onboard the vessel. Operation with sections of hatch covers is carried out using gantry crane that moves on rails mounted on the flange of hatch coaming.
Capacity of single-screw engine with variable-pitch propeller and shaft generator is of 1850 kw.
Cruising speed of lead vessel during running test is of 11.7 kn. Working speed is of 11 kn.
Good manoeuvrability in river, shallow water, in the constrained conditions is ensured because of comparative small length and presence of bow thruster.
Crew consists of 12 persons (13 places).
"Modulus 2" (building number is of H-36) keel was laid down on 02.04.08. She was launched on 10.03.09 and was put into operation on 01.03.09.
Keel of first re-equipped 003RSD04/ALB03 prj. "Modulus 1" (building number is of H-31) was laid down on 07.07.07. She was launched on 03.03.08 and was put into operation on 15.08.08.
It is necessary to mark that in spite of heaviest crisis at dry-cargo market all 10 earlier built vessels of 003RSD04 and 003RSD04/ALB02, 003RSD04/ALB03 prjs. have been successfully operated.