Okskaya Sudoverf launches first dry cargo carrier of Project RSD32M

12 December 2018
Category: Vessel descent

On 12 December 2018, Okskaya Sudoverf (a company of UCL Holding) launched the first dry cargo carrier of Project RSD32M. The ship named Navis-1 is the first in a series of eight ships being built for Navis under the order of PAO STLC.

The ceremony was attended by representatives of the customer, administration of the Navashino District, business partners and personnel of Okskaya Sudoverf shipyard as well as Navashino citizens. 

In his keynote speech, Vladimir Kulikov, General Director of Okskaya Sudoverf, tanked the company personnel for the work done and emphasized high professionalism of the shipbuilders.

Vladimir Kulikov, General Director of Okskaya Sudoverf JSC:

Today, we have gathered once again to appreciate the work of Okskaya Sudoverf’s cohesive team which has confirmed its high professionalism having the task performed properly. With its well co-ordinated work and state-of-the-art technologies, Okskaya Sudoverf has accumulated a unique experience of building ships with different level of sophistication. It can fulfill the tasks within defined timeframes and with steady quality.

Olga Yelagina, representative of Navis LLC, served at the ceremony as the ship’s godmother.

RSD32M ships are intended for transportation of general and dry bulk cargo (including grain), bundled sawn timber, round timber, metal scrap, bundled and coiled metal, heavy and oversized cargo, coal, hazardous cargo of class 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.1, 8, 9 and category “B”.

Class notation: KM Ice1 R2 AUT1-ICS CONT (deck, cargo holds Nos.1,2,3) DG (bulk, pack)

Main characteristics:

Overall length, m about 123,00
Width overall, m 16,72
Side height, m 5,5
Draft in the river, m 3,6
Deadweight at draft of 3.6 m in fresh water, t.  about 3800
Deadweight with a draft of 4.2 m in sea water, t about 5100
The speed in the cargo at 85% MDM, knots. 10,0

The shipbuilding contract was signed on 30 November 2017. Keel-laying of the first ship was held on 22 May 2018.

The design was developed by Marine Engineering Bureau.

About companies:

Okskaya Sudoverf Shipyard JSC is a modern shipbuilding enterprise and a subsidiary of VBTH division of UCL Holding specialising in the construction of oil tankers, medium-tonnage dry bulk carriers of mixed 'river-sea' sailing, containerships, special crafts and barges. In 2015, the Company became the second largest shipyard in Russia in terms of total tonnage of completed and delivered newbuildings.

UCL Holding (Universal Cargo Logistics Holding) is an international transportation group consolidating a number of Russian shipping, shipbuilding, railway, stevedoring and logistic companies. VBTH also comprises North-Western Shipping Company, Volga Shipping Company, V.F. Tanker, shipbuilding and logistics assets.