August 17, 2012 Shipping Company "VFTanker" took into use the serial tanker tanker "Volga-Don max" class project RST27 deadweight in the sea / river 7030/5428 tons of "VF Tanker — 12" (building number 02702).
Plant construction — Oka Shipyard.
A total of 2012 shipyard contracted to deliver four ships, but judging by the actual pace of work is likely to be built six tankers of the new series.
Contract DWT 6980/5378 tons of the ship "VF Tanker — 11" was exceeded by 50 tons — in fact it was 7030/5428 tons. The rate on the tests was 11.7 knots.
In comparison with other projects MEB tanker RST27 new project has strengthened river function, increased by 716 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.
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).
RST27 craft project designed for the transportation of crude oil and petroleum products without restrictions for flash.
Capacity of six cargo tanks and two slop tanks of 8,100 cubic meters. m, deadweight — 7030 tons at draft 4.20 m, in the river draft of 3.60 m — 5428 tons, cruising speed — 10.5 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 capacity 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.