At the factory "Red Sormovo" (Nizhny Novgorod) today launched the parent tanker project RST27, founded August 31, 2011 and known as the "VF-1 tanker."
Whole Plant "Red Sormovo" to be built 10 tankers project. 15 similar vessels built "Oka Shipyard" in Navashino and 3 vessels — "Kherson Shipyard."
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.
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.
The second ship of the project RST27 was laid at the "Red Sormovo" on November 15, the third — October 3, the fourth — December 15, 2011.
- "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") created 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.