The ship VF Tanker-7 passed sea trials

Seventh tanker project RST27 «VF Tanker — 7 ", built on the" Plant "Red Sormovo" (Nizhny Novgorod, part of the group of companies "MNP" (MNE) for the company "Volga-Balt-Tanker" and launched on 15 August 2012, passed driving test. According to the press service of the ISPs at the moment the ship passes a final painting.

According to preliminary data, the signing of the act of transfer is scheduled for the middle of this month.
 "Red Sormovo" and the company "Volga-Balt-Tanker" signed two contracts for the construction of 10 product tankers project RST27. The first contract for five tankers was signed in June 2011, a second contract to build the next 5 tankers was signed in October. All tankers are launched ahead of the contractual deadline. Shipyard can pass a whole lot this year already (by contract — 5, 2012, 5 — 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.
"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-Balt-Tanker" (part of the holding 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-Balt-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.

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