Okskaya Sudoverf launches lead barge of Project ROB20

19 April 2018
Category: Vessel descent

On 19 April 2018, Okskaya Sudoverf shipyard (a company of UCL Holding) launched the lead non-self-propelled tank barge of Project ROB20, Belmax 1, built to the order of PAO STLC.

The barge launching ceremony was attended by the customer representatives, Navashino district authorities, business partners and personnel of Okskaya Sudoverf as well as Navashino citizens. 

Natalya Masterova, Chief Manager of the Directorate for Marine and River Transport, PAO STLC, acted as a Godmother of the ship.
A series of ten vessels is being built for Saint-Petersburg based company Paula Rise under a leasing contract with State Transport Leasing Company as a customer.
The barge of Project ROB20 was designed by Marine Engineering Bureau.

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

Vladimir Kulikov, Director General of Okskaya Sudoverf:

“Okskaya Sudoverf has accumulated a unique experience in building vessels of different level of sophistication and is able to meet the challenges. In many respects, the construction of ROB20 barges series is a breakthrough project for Okskaya Sudoverf. For the first time it has built a vessel of this width – 22.80 meters.  The width of the barge caused implementation of a package of measures required for its construction and launching. The personnel of the company has got the things done successfully having confirmed its high professionalism once again”

Non-self-propelled tank barges of Project ROB20 are intended for transportation of petroleum products with a flashpoint of 610C and above. With their double sides and double bottoms the vessels feature an improved level of environmental friendliness. The barges will be operated on the Belaya, Kama and Volga rivers.

The ship’s class notation:    O 2.0 non-self-propelled liquid bulk carrier.

Key particulars:

LOA, m 118,79
Moulded length, m 117,90
Waterline length, m 117,775
BOA, m 22,80
Molded breadth, m 22,60
Depth to main deck, m 3,00
Depth of trunk, m 1,00
Molded depth, m 4,00
Draftm 2,75
Deadweight with draft of 2.75 m, t 6013
Slop tanks capacity, m3 340
Cargo tanks capacity, m3 6530
Maximum capacity of cargo tanks (including starboard slop tank No1 and adischarge trunk), m3  6860

The contract for construction of a series of barges was signed on 31 October 2017. The first barge was laid down on 22 November 2017.

The project designer - Marine Engineering Bureau.

About the company:

Okskaya Sudoverf JSC is a modern shipbuilding enterprise, a part of VBTH division of the international transportation group UCL Holding. Okskaya Sudoverf specializes in the construction of oil tankers, medium-tonnage dry cargo vessels of mixed 'river-sea' class, containerships, special crafts and barges. In 2015, Okskaya Sudoverf became the second largest shipyard in Russia in terms of the total newbuilds’ tonnage.

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