At Oka Shipyard (part of Universal Cargo Logistics Holding (UCL Holding)) in Navashino (Nizhny Novgorod region) on Tuesday held a solemn ceremony of launching heavy river cargo ship "Captain Ruzmankin" for the first time in 25 years built in Russian shipyards.
The construction of such vessels is carried out in the framework of the program of development of shipping and shipbuilding companies UCL Holding.
The project of building a series of vessels RSD-44 is carried out under a leasing scheme under the public support of the domestic shipbuilding: co-financing of state-owned United Shipbuilding Corporation (85%) and future owner of the ship, "Volga Shipping Company" (15%) on a state-subsidized two thirds of the refinancing rate CBR.
Load capacity vessels of the project is 5.5 million tonnes
According to the General Director of "Oka Shipyard" Vladimir Kulikov, the ship of the project will be equipped with modern energy-efficient motors and radio navigation devices, and will also have an unusual architecture almost without aft superstructure, which will pass under the bridges without dilution.
V.Kulikov noted that the implementation of the project in addition to workers' Oka Shipyard "involved about 400 workers from across Russia. Delivery of the vessel next project, according to the schedule, scheduled for May 2011.
According to the Managing Director of "Volga Shipping" Alexander Shishkin, shipping season will open next year on April 24, and the ship "Captain Ruzmankin" is likely to be operated either in Astrakhan, chemical carriers, or in Togliatti for transportation of fertilizers.
He said that the cost of each vessel of RSD-44 is about 470 million, will cover the costs for 7 — 8 years. The term safe operation of a vessel will be about 25 — 30 years, added A.Shishkin.
As previously reported, "Captain Ruzmankin" — the first of a series of ten vessels RSD-44, designed for cargo transport by inland waterways of the Russian Federation. The names of vessels of this type are defined through an open competition. Dry cargo vessels will be named captains of Volga Shipping — war veterans who died in the Battle of Stalingrad.
Universal Cargo Logistics Holding (UCL Holding) — an international transport group, which includes ports in the North West and South of Russia, Volga and North-Western Shipping Company, Oka shipyard, as well as a number of other shipbuilding, shipping and logistics assets. Production capacity of shipyards UCL Holding allow you to build vessels up to 7 million DWT, including ships, boats and ships combined navigation.
A full-scale development program UCL Holding aims to modernize shipbuilding capacity and shipping companies that will, by 2015, to increase the annual production capacity of shipyards to 8-10 vessels and significantly upgrade the fleet of cargo shipping companies.
Shipyard of "Oka Shipyard", founded in 1907, is located in Navashino on the river Oka. Shipyard is a major manufacturer and supplier of river and sea vessels of various types and purposes. Production facilities and equipment allow the shipyard to build ships that meet all international requirements.