At the factory "Red Sormovo" pass mooring trials of the fourth tanker project RST27 «VF Tanker-4 ", built for the shipping company" Volga-Balt-Tanker ", launched on May 18. The press service of the shipyard.
During this phase, checks the operation of all systems on board the vessel and auxiliary machinery, systems and devices that ensure its safety, tested work the main power plant and the works on the preparation for the invasion of the vessel crew.
It is noted that mooring tests — the most responsible for the manufacturer’s post-installation: the ship is moored to the pier and everything needed for the operation receives from the shore. The ultimate goal of mooring trials — training systems and equipment to the next stage — the factory sea trials when the tanker will be released into the sea.
Whole Plant to be built ten tankers project RST27. It is noted that the shipyard can pass a whole lot this year already (by contract — five in 2012, five — in 2013).
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.
The fourth ship of the "VF Tanker — 4" (building number 02004) was laid down on 20 December 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", is a holding company VBTH, majority shareholder is an international transport group Universal Cargo Logistics Holding) was established 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.