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13.01.16 13:34
Oka Shipyard (Navashino) is building three combined RST54 vessels and two RST27 tankers for "BF Tanker" Shipping company

Oka Shipyard (Vladimir Kulikov is a director) under contract with "BF Tanker" Shipping company (Sergey Chaplygin is a chairman of Board of Directors) is building 3 combined RST54 platform tankers with deadweight 5745 t (building Nos. 5405, 5406, 5407) and 2 "super-fat" RST27 "Volgo-Don Max" type tankers with river/marine deadweight about 7022/5420 t t (building Nos. 2713 and 2714).
 
As for 01.01.2016, RST54 vessels' readiness was as follows: 88.2% for building No. 5405, 76.4% for No. 5406, 53.3% for No. 5407. RST27 vessels' readiness was: 24.9% for No. 2713, 6.7% for No. 2714.
 
As it was informed earlier, on 23.09.2015 Shipping company "BF Tanker" (Sergey Chaplygin is a chairman of Board of Directors) signed contract for 7 river-sea "Volgo-Don Max" type vessels at the exhibition "NEVA-2015", namely for 4 "super-fat" RST27 tankers with river/marine deadweight about 7022/5420 t and for 3 combined RST54 platform tankers with deadweight 5745 t. All vessels should be accepted for operation in 2016. PJSE "State Transport Leasing Company" (STLC) is a lessor.
 
Nizhniy Novgorod "Krasnoe Sormovo" Shipyard (Nikolay Zharkov is a general director) is participating in the contract except Oka Shipyard. "Krasnoe Sormovo" Shipyard is building two RST27 tankers.
 
Projects RST27 and RST54 are designed by Marine Engineering Bureau. In 2012 and 2013 Britain Royal Institution of Naval Architects included RST27 in the list of Significant Ships twice (!!!). In 2014 also RST54 platform tanker was included in the Significant Ships list.
 
New vessels contracts were signed by PJSE STLC General Director Sergey Khramagin, OJSE "BF Tanker" Chairman of Board of Directors Sergey Chaplygin, OJSE "Krasnoe Sormovo" General Director Nikolay Zharkov, OJSE "Oka Shipyard" Chief Executive Denis Samsikov. Contracts were signed in the presence of Minister Deputy of RF Transport Victor Olerskiy.
 
As Portnews pointed, under the terms of shipbuilding contracts "BF Tanker" shipping company is going to fulfil all the obligations for transportation of cargo of its major customer PJSE "Lukoil" with use of its new effective and safe fleet; safety is a priority for the cargo owner. "BF Tanker" plans to transport about 1 million tons of petrolium products in 2016.
 
For fulfilling of transportations under the contract with PJSE "Lukoil" in 2015, "BF Tanker" uses 17 units of own and hired fleet: 9 river-sea tankers and 8 river tug-barge trains.
 
Combined RST54 mixed river-sea platform tanker of "Volgo-Don Max" type has river deadweight 5745 t at draught 3.60 m according to the inclining test results of the head series' vessel. This is a record value for "Volgo-Don Max" vessels.
 
The character feature of the new concepts is "expanding" narrow places of inland water transport by using new technical decisions. Saying in other words, transportation ability is increased by maximal usage of actual way characteristics (maximal available vessel's length and breadth), and mainly by usage extremely fat hull contours, that have never used before in world's practice. Usage of RST54 combined vessels provides both directions cargo transportation (oil cargoes towards one direction and dry cargoes towards back direction); that should allow decrease highways rate due to re-forwarding some cargoes from road to water transportation. Such re-forwarded cargoes include passenger cars, that usually are brought from St.-Petersburg to central Russia by car transportation trucks and heavy containers that are prohibited for car trains transportation due to unallowable road loads.
 
On 22.10.2015 m/v "Balt Flot 3" after masut unloading at the port of Vysotsk for the first time brought dry cargo (crushed stone) as a back voyage transportation from Karelian port of Ropruchey to Severniy River port of Moscow. It was the first RST54 vessel round voyages with loading for both directions.
 
RRR class notation is M-PR2.5 (ice30) A.
 
As other mixed river-sea going tankers designed by marine Engineering Bureau, RST54 vessels use full-turn rudder propellers as single movement and manoeuvre unit.
 
RST54 vessels satisfy Volga-Don Canal dimensions such as Volgo-Balt Way ones. Vessel's overall length is of 140.85 m, breadth is of 16.60 m, depth is of 6.00 m. She belongs to the "Volgo-Don Max" class.
 
Tanker cargoes with flashpoint restriction for 60°C is provided in 10 cargo tanks (total capacity of 5446 cub.m.) and 2 slop tanks (total capacity of 207 cub.m.). All cargo tanks are separated from outer shell by double sides and double bottom. Dimensions of double constructions meet requirements of International MARPOL 73/78 Convention.
 
Cargo system provides closed cargo receiving by shore equipment and cargo discharge by vessel's submersible pumps. Manifolds provide cargo intake and discharge by both sides; they are arranged in the middle and aft parts of the cargo area. Transitional connectors are foreseen in the vessel's supply in order to provide manifolds' coupling with different diameters hoses. Maximal loading capacity for each cargo or slop tank is of 600 cub.m/hour. Summarizes loading capacity for the whole vessel is of 1200 cub.m/hour.
 
Heating system is served by two steam boilers (capacity of 2.5 t/hour); it provides cargo temperature keeping at level +60°C (when temperature of outboard air is not less than -10°C) and cargo heating from 50°C till 60°C during 36 hours.
 
Cargo area on the upper deck with 2 m barrier is intended for transportation of cargo that doesn't suffer from wetting (e.g. gravel, rolled metal, heavy containers, cars, etc.). Main deck shell within cargo area is designed for loading 5.5 t/sq.m and for grabs working. Main loading condition is 4500 t of gravel transportation on the open deck.
 
2-tier containers transportation is foreseen on the main deck; containers are installed on dunnage. Heavy 36 t TEU (120 pcs.) may be transported; these containers cannot be handled by car trains. Vessel's electric station provides ability to transport 45 refrigerator containers.
 
There is possibility to arrange special removing constructions that can be transformed into 2 additional car decks. Cars loading/unloading are carried out by their own through coastal ramps. Number of transported cars depends on their maximal dimensions (270-350 ones).
 
Two medium-speed diesels of 1200 kW each are used as main engines; they use heavy fuel oil with viscosity of IFO380. There is 230 kW bow thruster.
 
Speed (due to the draught of 3.6 m and 85% of ME power) is 11.0 kn.
 
Ship's electric power plant consists of 3 diesel-generators of 296 kW capacity, and emergency diesel-generator of 62 kW capacity.
 
Crew consists of 12 people (14 + 1 places).
 
Vessel's autonomy is of 20 days (due to fuel, water and provision reserves).
 
RST27 vessels have the record block coefficient 0.93, but the head vessel 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 3.2/3.3 m.
 
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.
 
New project tanker has increased river function comparing with other MEB projects. River deadweight of RST27 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.
 
Russian Maritime Registry of Shipping class notation is KM Ice1 R2 AUT1-ICS OMBO VCS ECO-S Oil tanker /Chemical tanker type 2 (ESP).
 
As other river-sea going MEB tankers, RST27 vessels use full-circle rudder propellers as single movement and manoeuvre unit. They have increased trunk and use submersible cargo pumps. They have no longitudinal bulkhead in CL and no framing in cargo tanks.
 
RST27 vessels satisfy dimensions of the Volga-Don Canal and Volga-Baltic Way. Overall RST27 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 vessels are assigned for transportation of crude oil and oil products, without flash point restrictions.
 
Cargo system provides simultaneously transportation of 2 cargoes. Cargo pumps capacity is 6 x 200 cub. m/hour. Two auxiliary steam boilers (capacity 2.5 t/hour each) are installed onboard.
 
Two medium-speed diesels (main engine) of 1200 kW each use heavy fuel oil with viscosity IFO380. There is 230 kW bow thruster.
 
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 the lead vessel of RST54 prj. "Balt Flot 1" (building No. is 5401) was laid down on 16.12.2013. She was launched 10.07.2014. Vessel was accepted for operation on 22.10.2014.
Keel of the second vessel "Balt Flot 2" (building No. is 5402) was laid down on 24.01.2014. She was launched on 26.08.2014. Vessel was accepted for operation on 27.04.2015.
Keel of the third vessel "Balt Flot 3" (building No. is 5403) was laid down on 05.03.2014. She was launched on 24.10.2014. Vessel was accepted for operation on 27.04.2015.
Keel of the fourth vessel "Volga Flot 10" (building No. is 5404) was laid down on 10.04.2014. She was launched on 16.04.2015. Vessel was accepted for operation on 27.11.2015.
Keel of the fifth vessel "Balt Flot 4" (building No. is 5405) was laid down on 28.05.2014. She was launched on 19.11.2015.
Keel of the sixth vessel "Balt Flot 5" (building No. is 5406) was laid down on 28.08.2014.
Keel of the seventh vessel "Balt Flot 6" (building No. is 5407) was laid down on 28.10.2014.
 
Keel of lead vessel of RST27 prj. (at Oka Shipyard) "VF Tanker-11" (building No. is of 02701) was laid down on 20.10.11. She was launched on 27.04.12 and put into operation on 17.07.12.
Keel of the second vessel "VF Tanker-12" (building No. is of 02702) was laid down on 27.10.11. She was launched on 01.06.12 and put into operation on 17.08.12.
Keel of the third vessel "VF Tanker-13" (building No. is of 02703) was laid down on 27.12.11. She was launched on 28.07.12 and put into operation on 25.09.12.
Keel of the fourth vessel "VF Tanker-14" (building No. is of 02704) was laid down on 20.01.12. She was launched on 23.08.12 and put into operation on 02.11.12.
Keel of the fifth vessel "VF Tanker-15" (building No. is of 02705) was laid down on 20.03.12. She was launched on 04.10.12 and put into operation on 04.12.12.
Keel of the sixth vessel "VF Tanker-16" (building No. is of 02706) was laid down on 23.05.12. She was launched on 22.11.12 and put into operation on 29.04.13.
Keel of the seventh vessel "VF Tanker-17" (building No. is of 02707) was laid down on 20.06.12. She was launched on 08.02.13 and put into operation on 29.04.13.
Keel of the eighth vessel "VF Tanker-18" (building No. is of 02708) was laid down on 03.09.12. She was launched on 26.03.13 and put into operation on 31.05.13.
Keel of the ninth vessel "VF Tanker-19" (building No. is of 02709) was laid down on 18.10.12. She was launched on 25.04.13 and put into operation on 28.06.13.
Keel of the tenth vessel "VF Tanker-20" (building No. is of 02710) was laid down on 30.11.12. She was launched on 28.05.13 and put into operation on 29.07.13.
Keel of the eleventh vessel "VF Tanker-21" (building No. is of 02711) was laid down on 11.01.13. She was launched on 10.07.13 and put into operation on 02.09.13.
Keel of the twelfth vessel "VF Tanker-22" (building No. is of 02712) was laid down on 11.03.13. She was launched on 15.08.13 and put into operation on 07.10.13.
Keel of the thirteenth vessel (building No. is of 02713) was laid down on 14.12.15.
Keel of the fourteenth vessel (building No. is of 02714) was laid down on 14.12.15.