On 21 September, Okskaya Sudoverf (a company of UCL Holding) laid down the fourth dry cargo carrier of Project RSD32M (hull No 3204) in a series of eight ships ordered by PAO STLC.
RSD32M ships designed by Marine Engineering Bureau 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”.
The shipbuilding contract was signed on 30 November 2017.
About Okskaya Sudoverf:
AO Okskaya Sudoverf 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.
Universal Cargo Logistics Holding (UCL Holding) is an international transportation group consolidating a number of Russian shipping, stevedoring, shipbuilding, railway and logistic companies: Freight One, Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg, Container Terminal Saint-Petersburg, Multipurpose Reloading Complex, Tuapse Commercial Seaport, Taganrog Commercial Seaport, Volga Shipping Company, North-Western Shipping Company, V.F. Tanker, Okskaya Sudoverf.