On May 23, 2017, the Oka Shipyard (part of UCL Holding) sent the 14th chemical tanker of the project RST27 "Balt-Fleet 15", construction number 2714 for passage of sea trials. Then the vessel will be handed over to the customer - LLC "BF Tanker".
The construction of the vessel was carried out as part of a contract with the Oka Shipyard, concluded in September 2015 at the International Exhibition "NEVA-2015". During the implementation of the contract, the customer decided to upgrade the tanker 2714 of the RST27 project to a chemical carrier vessel to IMO class 2.
The ship was launched on March 30, 2017.
As part of the re-equipment of the vessel, the Oka Shipyard introduced in the beginning of 2017 a new system for the cleaning and preparation of holds for the application of coatings required for the safe loading and transportation of various types of cargo. The new system allowed to automate auxiliary operations in ship holds and to reduce their labor intensity by 35 times.
The RST27 project was developed by the Marine Engineering Bureau. The British Royal Society of Ship Engineers RINA twice included the RST27 project among the best ships of the year (Significant Ships of 2012 and Significant Ships of 2013). Vessels of the project RST27 satisfy the dimensions of the Volga-Don Shipping Canal and the Volga-Baltic Way. The overall length is 140.85 m, width - 16.6 m, the height of the side - 6.0 m. Relate to the tankers of the Volga-Don Max class.
The vessel of the project RST27 is designed for transportation of crude oil and petroleum products without any limitation on the flash point, as well as chemical bulk cargo. The capacity of six cargo tanks and two slop tanks is 8,100 cubic meters. M, deadweight in the sea - 7022 tons with a draft of 4.20 m, in the river with a draft of 3.60 m - a record 5420 tons, speed in operation - 11.0 knots. Crew - 12 people, seats - 14 + pilot.
Okskaya sudoverf, JSC - a modern shipyard a part of division VBTH international transport group UCL Holding. The main activities of the company are shipbuilding: oil tankers and dry cargo medium-tonnage vessels of river-sea going, container ships, special vessels, barges.
UCL Holding is an international transport group consolidating a number of Russian shipping, shipbuilding, railway, stevedoring, and logistics companies. UCL Holding also includes the North-Western and Volga Shipping Companies, the company VF. Tanker, shipbuilding and logistics assets.