At the Lotus (Astrakhan region). Launched the new pontoon

Launching a modern self-propelled pontoon "ARC 10", capacity of 3,000 tonnes — a significant event not only for the plant "Lotus", but also, perhaps, for the entire area. Shipbuilding industry, as scheduled leadership of the region coming out of hibernation.


It was built on a pontoon leasing scheme. Lessor — JSC "Gosznak-Leasing", the lessee — LLC "Shipping company ARC." The construction contract was signed in October 2011, and laying took place in March of this year. Intended for the carriage of deck cargo, it may be subjected to ballasting and used for various operations in inland waters, bays, estuaries and seas.

It is important that the project was initially focused on the domestic market. Ltd. "Shipping Company ARC" is a leader in large-scale transport of goods in our country. They were made by the contractor for the shipbuilders of "CVD Lotus".

The ceremony was decided to keep all possible in such cases tradition. The abbot of the temple of the holy warrior Fyodor Ushakov Father Eugene performed the rite of consecration of the ship. Then, according to the custom of the board pontoon smashed a bottle of champagne.

Vice guberemtor Astrakhan region Konstantin Markelov congratulated the director of "Lotus" with a successful descent and noted that the guarantee of the success of the plant is to continue to build tankers for JSC "Moscow River Shipping", for bulk carriers of "Western Shipping Company" and the support base offshore platform of the Yu B. Filanovskogo for OAO "LUKOIL".

-Fulfilling orders in fixed term contract, avoiding marriage work, the mariners of "GCC Lotus" remain leaders in the competition for the construction of new facilities, — the vice-governor.

In honor of the happy event near the office building of the company was planted linden alley.

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