Nizhniy Novgorod Shipyard "Krasnoe Sormovo" put into operation next "super fat" tanker "Lady Leyla" of RST27 prj. with sea/river DWT about 7022/5420 t
On 24.06.2014 "Krasnoe Sormovo" Shipyard (Nikolay Zharkov is a general director) put into operation "super fat" tanker of "Volgo-Don Max" class of RST27 prj. (building number is 02013) with sea/river deadweight of 7022/5420 tons.
Vessel is built under the order of "Alpha-leasing" Company for "Kurgannefteprodukt" Company.
Project RST27 was designed by Marine Engineering Bureau.
Vessel with the record block coefficient of 0.93 showed speed of 11.7 kn during trials at running line with main engines power of 2100 kW (87.5% of full output) and fore/aft draughts of 3.2/3.3 m.
Thus the contract deadweight of 6980/5378 is increased for 42 t, contract speed is increased more than 1 kn.
New project tanker has increased river function comparing with other MEB projects. River deadweight of RST27 prj. vessels is increased for 732 t comparing to Armadas, while:
• increased hull's strength (vessel is of R2 sailing region, or II region due to old RS classification);
• practically keeping the same fuel consumption;
• keeping increase capacity of cargo tanks;
RST27 prj. vessels satisfy the requirements of Russian Maritime Registry of Shipping due to class notation KM Ice1 R2 AUT1-ICS OMBO VCS ECO-S Oil tanker (ESP).
As other river-sea going MEB tankers RST27 prj. vessels use full-circle rudder propellers as single movement and manoeuvre facilities. They have increased trunk and use submersible cargo pumps. They have no longitudinal bulkhead in CL and no framing in cargo tanks.
RST27 prj. vessels satisfy dimensions of the Volga-Don Canal and Volga-Baltic Way. Overall RST27 prj. vessel length is of 140.85 m, breadth is of 16.6 m, depth is of 6.0 m. They belong to "Volgo-Don Max" class.
Special requirements of the Russian and world petroleum companies, additional ecological RS limitations of "ECO PROJECT" (ECO-S) class were taken into consideration during designing.
RST27 prj. vessels are assigned for transportation of crude oil and oil products, without flash point restrictions.
Total capacity of six cargo tanks and two slop ones is of 8100 cub. m, deadweight is about 7022 tons with sea draught of 4.20 m. Deadweight is about 5420 tons with river draught of 3.60 m. Cruising speed is of 11.0 knots.
Cargo system provides simultaneously transportation of 2 cargoes. Cargo pumps capacity is of 6 x 200 cub. m/hour. Two auxiliary steam boilers (capacity of 2.5 t/hour each) are installed onboard.
Two medium-speed diesels (main engine) of 1200 kW each use heavy fuel oil with viscosity of IFO380. Bow thruster is of 230 kW.
Electrical plant consists of three 292 kW diesel-generators and emergency-staying 136 kW diesel-generator.
Crew consists of 12 persons (14 places + pilot).
Autonomy is of 20/12 days (sea/river).
Keel of "Lady Leyla" (building No. is 02013) was laid down on 02.04.13. She was launched on 08.05.14 and put into operation on 24.06.14.
Keel of vessel (building No. is 02014) was laid down on 15.04.13. Putting into operation is expected in October.