September 22, 2017 the water area of the Okskaya Sudoverf (included in the UCL Holding) left a unique multifunctional sea diving vessel-catamaran "Igor Ilyin" project SDS18. The vessel will proceed to further pass trial tests and transfer to the Customer. The vessel is being built by the order of the FBI “Marine Rescue Service of Rosmorrechflot”.
The vessel "Igor Ilyin" of the SDS18 project is intended for providing diving and underwater engineering works at depths of up to 60 meters with sea waves up to 3 points. Can participate in emergency rescue and ship-raising operations, and also be used to accommodate and support the work of research parties, surveys of the bottom of water areas, sunken objects, the underwater part of ship hulls and hydraulic structures.
The designer is LLC Marine Engineering Bureau.
The contract for the construction of the vessel-catamaran of the SDS18 project was concluded on August 31, 2016.
The launch of the vessel took place on July 26, 2017.
Okskaya Sudoverf JSC is a modern shipbuilding enterprise as part of the VBTH division of the international transport group UCL Holding. The main activities of the enterprise are shipbuilding: oil-loading and dry-cargo medium-tonnage mixed vessels, container ships, special vessels, barges. In 2015, the Oka Shipyard became the second largest shipbuilding enterprise in Russia in terms of the total tonnage of built ships.
UCL Holding is an international transport group consolidating a number of Russian shipping, shipbuilding, railway, stevedoring and logistics companies. The group also includes the North-Western and Volga Shipping Companies, the company "VF. Tanker, shipbuilding and logistics assets.