Factory Red Sormovo launched the fourth vessel of RST27 «VF Tanker — 4

At "Red Sormovo" (part of JSC "United Shipbuilding Corporation") today launched the fourth tanker project RST27 «VF Tanker — 4" for the shipping company "VFTanker."

Whole Plant to be built ten tankers project RST27. It is noted that the shipyard can pass a whole lot this year already (by contract — five in 2012, five — in 2013).
Vessels of RST27 designed to carry crude oil and petroleum products without restrictions for flash. Tankers satisfy the dimensions of the Volga-Don Canal and Volga-Baltic Waterway. Overall length of the vessel is 140.85 m, width — 16.6 m, depth — 6 m Belong to tankers of "Volga-Don max" class.
Capacity 6 cargo tanks and two slop tanks of the ship is 8100 cubic meters. m, deadweight — 6980 tons with a draft of 4.2 m in the river at draft 3.6 m — 5378 tons, cruising speed — 10 knots. Cargo system is designed for simultaneous transport of two kinds of cargo, cargo pump performance — 6 x 200 cu. m / hour. There are 2 auxiliary steam boiler capacity of 2.5 t / h
In the main engine 2 medium-speed diesels to 1200 kW, operating on heavy fuel oil with a viscosity of IFO380. Thruster — 230 kW. The power plant consists of three diesel generators from 292 kW emergency diesel generator parking 136 kW. Crew — 12 people, places — 14, as well as the pilot. Autonomy (in the sea / river) — 20/12 days.
The fourth ship of the "VF Tanker — 4" (building number 02004) was laid down on 20 December 2011.
Contours of the ship project RST27 are the product of the research work carried out in 2010. In comparison with other projects, "Marine Engineering Bureau" of the new project tankers have reinforced river function, increased by 700 tonnes deadweight in river (compared to the "Armada") while maintaining a high capacity of cargo tanks and ruggedized housing (marine grade II or R2 region — the old classification of RS). Class of Russian Maritime Register of Shipping — KM Ice1 R2 AUT1-ICS OMBO VCS ECO-S Oil tanker (ESP).
Like other tankers mixed traffic bureau, court RST27 project is used as a single means of movement and management of full-circle rudder rudder trunk of have developed, used trucks submersible pumps, they have no longitudinal bulkhead in the center plane and a set of the tanks.
"Plant" Red Sormovo "(Nizhny Novgorod) — One of the oldest Russian shipbuilding companies, founded in 1849. Included in the group of companies "MNP". MNP provides project management in the field of shipbuilding. In addition to the group of "Red Sormovo" includes "Sormovskoye engineering" (Nizhny Novgorod) and "Volga-Caspian Design Bureau" (Nizhny Novgorod).
"Volga-Flot-tanker" ("VFTanker", is a holding company VBTH, majority shareholder is an international transport group Universal Cargo Logistics Holding) was established in 2001 with the participation of "shipping company" Volga Shipping Company, "is engaged in inland water transportation of petroleum products. "Volga-Flot-tanker" has on its balance sheet of more than 40 ships with a total tonnage of more than 170 thousand tons, equipped for transportation of petroleum products. The main route — transportation of petroleum products from the factories of the White River region and Kama to St. Petersburg and on marine vessels to the port of destination.

The lead ship Project "VF Tanker — 1" (building number 02001) was laid down on 30.08.11. The descent took place on 17.02.12. Commissioned 05.05.12.
The second ship Project "VF Tanker — 2" (building number 02002) was laid down on 15.11.11. The descent took place on 14.04.12. Letting 23.05.12 expected.
The third vessel Project "VF Tanker — 3" (building number 02003) was laid 03.10.11. The descent took place on 17.03.12. Commissioned 17.05.12.
The fourth ship Project "VF Tanker — 4" (building number 02004) was laid down on 20.12.11. The descent took place on 18.05.12.
The fifth ship Project "VF Tanker — 5" (building number 02005) was laid down on 15.12.11.
The sixth ship Project "VF Tanker — 6" (building number 02006) was laid 28.02.12.
The seventh ship Project "VF Tanker — 7" (building number 02007) was laid 30.03.12.
The eighth ship Project "VF Tanker — 8" (building number 02008) was laid 30.04.12.

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