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18.01.14 13:27
10 vessels of DCV36 project and 7 vessels of RSD49 operate successfully; OJSC "NWSC" in 2013 transported 29% more cargo than in 2012

According to the press-service of OJSC "North-Western Shipping Company", 17 new vessels of the Shipping Company successfully operated in 2013, notably 10 unrestricted sailing region vessels of DCV36 prj. with deadweight of 5030 t and 7 vessels of RSD49 project of "Volga-Don Max" type with deadweight of 7150 t.
As a result, export transportation increased by 31% up to 3.3 million tons, import ones increased by 25% up to 0.9 million tons. The growth of the transportation between foreign ports is of 37% (2.2 million tons).
Thereby, transportation increased, as follows: ferrous metals by 30.5% up to 1.4 million tons; construction materials by 14.5% up to 0.4 million tons; fertilizer by 50% up to 1.1 million tons, timber by 44% up to 0.5 million tons; grain cargoes by 27% up to 1.6 million tons.
The lead vessel of the DCV36 prj. "Ametist" was put into operation on 22.04.11. The last series' vessel "Yashma" was put into operation on 18.12.12.
Qingdao Hyundai Shipbuilding Co. (Qingdao, China) is a builder.
Vessel's project (DCV36) was designed by the Marine Engineering Bureau.
DCV36 project was a seagoing vessel of unrestricted sailing region from the very beginning. This project has corresponding safety factor, thickness of hull elements and main engines capacity.
DCV36 prj. is of striking innovation character type. Deadweight exceeding 5000 t for present-day single hold dry cargo vessel with calculated length less than 85 m was reached for the first time.
DCV36 prj. vessels are assigned for transportation of general, solid bulk, scrap, grain, coal, timber, heavy and large-sized cargoes, ISO 20' and 40' containers with height up to 9.5' (including ref containers), 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.
Overall length is of 89.96 m, calculated length is of 84.89 m, breadth is of 14.5 m, depth is of 7.5 m, summer freeboard draught is of 6.40, deadweight for this draught is of 5039 t.
Cargo hold is designed of the box-shaped smooth-wall type, convenient for carrying out the freight works and placing a cargo without stowing. The cargo hold's sizes are of 60.0x11.50x9.20 m; that ensures placing 3 tiers of 9.5' containers or large-sized cargoes. Cargo holds capacity is of 6230 cub.m.
Double bottom is designed for distributed load intensity of 14.0 t per sq.m and for bucket grab usage.
Vessel's hull is design for Ice3 ice category for operation in Baltic and White Seas during whole year. Hull's theoretical forms, ice passability and hull's strength, main engine capacity fully satisfy the new requirements of Finnish-Swedish Ice Regulation.
The lead vessel of RSD49 project "Neva-Leader-1" was put into operation on 26.11.12, the seventh one "Neva-Leader-7" was put into operation on 23.12.13. Three other series' vessels are being built now.
Nevsky Shipyard is a builder of RSD49 vessels.
Vessel's project (RSD49) was designed by the Marine Engineering Bureau (MEB).
Vessels of RSD49 prj. refers 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 prj. 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 transport 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. The project satisfies all the requirements of international conventions.
RSD49 prj. vessels' are the biggest ones among the dry cargo vessels that satisfy Volga-Don canal dimensions for today such as prototype vessels of RSD19 prj.
With characterized draught of 3.6 m in Volga-Don canal deadweight is about 4520 tons, maximal deadweight in the sea with draught of 4.70 m is of 7143 tons. 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.