Okskaya Sudoverf (a company of UCL Holding) has laid down the fifth and the sixth non-self-propelled tank barges of Project ROB20 (Hulls No 4105 and No 4106) under the order of Sate Transport Leasing Company (STLC PJSC).
Non-self-propelled tank barges of Project ROB20 are intended for transportation of petroleum products with a flashpoint of 610C and above. Heavy fuel oil is the key cargo. With their double sides and double bottoms the vessels feature an improved level of environmental friendliness.
The barges will be operated on the Balaya, Kama and Volga rivers.
ROB20 barge was designed by Marine Engineering Bureau LLC.
A series of ten vessels is being built under a leasing scheme. The contract for construction of the barges was signed on 31 October 2017.
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.