Okskaya Sudoverf shipyard to launch the first barge of Project ROB20

27 March 2018
Category: Vessel descent

On 29 March 2018, Okskaya Sudoverf (a company of UCL Holding) will launch the first non-self-propelled tank barge of Project ROB20 (Hull No 4101).

The shipyard is building a series of ten vessels under a leasing contract signed with Sate Transport Leasing Company (STLC) on 31 October 2017. The first barge was laid down on 22 November 2017.

The barge was designed by Marine Engineering Bureau.

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.

Partners of Okskaya Sudoverf, representatives of the customer and Navashino citizens are invited to participate in the ceremony.

Vladimir Kulikov, Director General of Okskaya Sudoverf JSC, comments:

— In many respects, the construction of a 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 launching. Fixed-site scaffolding was disassembled to provide more construction space along the northern and southern threads of the slipway. The layout of hulls was revised at the construction site to ensure availability of more slipway threads. I think the personnel of the company has got the things done successfully having confirmed its high professionalism once again.

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
Draft, m 2.75
Deadweight with draft of 2.75 m, t 6,013
Slop tanks capacity, m3 340
Cargo tanks capacity, m3 6,530
Maximum capacity of cargo tanks (including starboard slop tank No1 and a discharge trunk), m3 6,860

About Okskaya Sudoverf and UCL Holding:

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.