OAO "Volga Shipping" took to head up the project RSD44 cargo vessel with a deadweight in the river about 5540 tons of "Volga max" class "Captain Ruzmankin."
Just a new series designed to replace the foundations of today's river dry cargo fleet — "Volga-dons" and "Volga", is expected to build the first phase of the 10 vessels. Dry cargo vessels will be named captains of Volga Shipping Company, who died in the Battle of Stalingrad.
Vessels are being built under a leasing scheme, according to which 85% of the funds provided "United Shipbuilding Corporation" (USC) in the state support the domestic shipbuilding industry, and 15% financed by the "Volga Shipping." Terms of the scheme — subsidized by the state two thirds of the refinancing rate of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation. Direct funding construction of a series carried out by the leasing company "VEB-Leasing". The vessel was built Oka shipyard for 13 months, which is the first in a series of vessel sizes in domestic conditions is a record. RSD44 project designed by the Marine Engineering Bureau.