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21.11.06 12:58
"Krasnoe Sormovo" put into operation first dry-cargo vessel of "Euro cruiser" type

On November, 11, 2006 the first marine multi-purpose dry cargo motorship (RSD17 prj.) was put into operation at "Krasnoe Sormovo" shipyard (Nizhniy Novgorod) which is included in group of the companies "Marine and oil-and-gas projects" (MOP). Vessel's deadweight is about 6270 tons. Nikolay Zharkov is a general director of "Krasnoe Sormovo".
Five vessels series is being built for Palmali group (Mubariz Mansimov is a president of Palmali group).
Vessel's name is "MIRZAGA KHALILOV". Her building number is of 03001.
Vessel's project is designed by the Marine Engineering Bureau (MEB).
Russian Maritime Register of Shipping class notation is of KM LU2 I A1 ECO.
This vessel is the first in the Russian shipbuilding which was built according to the newest accepted "ECO" requirements of high-class ecological RS standards ("Clean Sea" DNV class notation is analogue).
Hull's theoretical forms were defined using CFD simulation methods.
RSD17 prj. vessels belong to so-called "Azov 5000" type due to MEB internal classification. These vessels are of increased cargo capacity. For characterized draught of 4.50 m for river-mouth Russian Azov ports vessels' deadweight is about 5260 tons.
The vessel is assigned for transportation of general, bulk, timber, grain and large-sized cargoes, 8'.5 and 9' ISO containers, dangerous goods of 1.4S, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 classes 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.
Vessels' overall dimensions allow to carry out voyages through Volga-Don Canal and Volga-Baltic Way from sea areas to Caspian Sea.
Vessels' overall length is of 121.7 m, length between perpendiculars is of 116.94 m, breadth is of 16.50 m, depth is of 6.20 m.
All holds are box-shaped, smooth-wall, convenient for carrying out the freight works and placing a cargo without stowing. The cargo holds' sizes are of 27.9x12.7 m (hold No. 1), 28.6x12.7 (hold Nos. 2, 3) with the height of 8.87 m.
Capacity of three cargo holds is of 9370 cub.m total; container capacity is of 234 TEU. Maximal sea deadweight is of 6270 tons with draught of 5.06 m. In the river with draught of 3.60 m deadweight is of 3530 tons.
Designed vessel hull' life term is of 20 years. The ship steel of categories RSA and RSD with a yield limit of 235 MPa was accepted for basic constructions.
The double bottom is designed for distributed load intensity of 10.0 t per sq.m that allows to transport heavy metal products, and also allow to use a bucket grab with cargo-lifting capacity 16 tons.
Height of a double bottom is of 1.0 m, breadth of double sides is of 1.9 m. Total capacity of ballast tanks is of 3120 cub.m.
Vessel's gantry crane moves the hatch covers of removable type.
Vessels are of single-screw type, cruising speed is of 11.5 knots. Vessel's main engine (medium-speed diesel) capacity is of 2450 kWt with 750 rpm. Variable-pitch propeller diameter is of 3400 mm.
Shaft generator capacity is of 500 kWt (the shaft generator can work as a reserve engine, providing speed up to 5 knots).
Heavy fuel oil (masout with viscosity till 380 сSt) is the basic fuel.
Bow thruster capacity is of 300 kWt.
Fuel autonomy is of 20 days. Crew consists of 12 persons (14 places).
Vessel's keel was laid down on 25.12.05. She was launched on 10.09.06. Vessel was put into operation on 11.11.06.