October 29, 2012 Shipping Company "VFTanker" took ninth in the operation of the project RST27 tanker with a deadweight in the sea / river near the 7022/5420 tons "VF Tanker — 9" (Building number 02009).
Company "VFTanker" is a holding company VBTH, the majority shareholder of which is the international transport group Universal Cargo Logistics Holding, consolidating a number of Russian shipping, stevedoring and shipping companies.
The vessel, which has a record block coefficient 0.93, found by measuring the speed of 11.7 knot line at a power on the shafts 2,100 kW (0,875 of power) and sediments nose 3.2 m, 3.3 m aft
Thus, the contract dwt 6980/5378 tons was exceeded by 42 tons, the contract rate — more than a knot.
In comparison with other projects MEB tanker RST27 new project has strengthened river function, increased by 732 tonnes deadweight in the river (when compared with the "Armada") at:
• Rugged housing (marine grade II or R2 district — the old classification MS);
• practically the same fuel consumption;
• maintaining high capacity cargo tanks.
Hull's theoretical forms are the product of the research work carried out by the Marine Engineering Bureau in cooperation with Digital Marine Technology in 2010, and established using methods of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD modeling).
Then the model of the future tanker was tested in experimental pool Central Research Institute. Acad. Krylov. The experiment was fully confirmed the theoretical results.
Class of Russian Maritime Register of Shipping — KM Ice1  R2 AUT1-ICS OMBO VCS ECO-S Oil tanker — chemical tanker Type 2 (ESP).
Like other tankers mixed swimming MEB, court RST27 project is used as a single means of movement and management of full-circle rudder rudder trunk of have developed, primenenyat freight submersible pumps, they have no longitudinal bulkhead in CL and set in the cargo tanks.
Vessels of RST27 meet the dimensions of the Volga-Don Canal and Volga — Baltic Way. Overall length of 140.85 m, width — 16.6 m, depth — 6.0 m Belong to tankers "Volga-Don max" class.
In the design takes into account the special requirements of Russian and international oil companies, additional environmental constraints class of Russian Maritime Register of Shipping "ECO PROJECT" (ECO-S).
Craft project RST27 in himovoznom variant designed to carry crude oil and petroleum products without restrictions for flash, as well as vegetable oil.
Capacity of six cargo tanks and two slop tanks of 8,100 cubic meters. m, deadweight — 7022 tons at draft 4.20 m, in the river draft of 3.60 m — 5420 tons, cruising speed — 11.0 knots.
Cargo system is designed for simultaneous transport of two types of cargo, cargo pump performance — 6 x 200 m³ / h. Has two auxiliary steam boiler aproizvoditelnostyu of 2.5 t / h
As the main engines are two 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 + pilot.
Autonomy (in the sea / river) — 20/12 days.
The lead ship of the 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 of the project "VF Tanker — 2" (Building number 02002) was laid down on 15.11.11. The descent took place on 14.04.12. Commissioned 23.05.12.
The third vessel of the 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 vessel of "VF Tanker — 4" (Building number 02004) was laid down on 20.12.11. The descent took place on 18.05.12. Commissioned 09.06.12.
The fifth ship of the project "VF Tanker — 5" (Building number 02005) was laid down on 15.12.11. The descent took place on 15.06.12. Commissioned 10.07.12.
The sixth ship of the project "VF Tanker — 6" (Building number 02006) was laid 28.02.12. The descent took place on 12.07.12. Commissioned 20.08.12.
The seventh ship of the project "VF Tanker — 7" (Building number 02007) was laid 30.03.12. The descent took place on 16.08.12. Commissioned 17.09.12.
The eighth ship of the project "VF Tanker — 8" (Building number 02008) was laid 30.04.12. The descent took place on 28/09/12. Commissioned 12.10.12.
The ninth ship of the project "VF Tanker — 9" (Building number 02009) was laid 08.06.12. The descent took place on 19.10.12. Commissioned 29.10.12.
Tenth craft project "VF Tanker — 10" (Building number 02010) was laid 31.07.12.