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Nevsky Shipbuilding-Shiprepair Plant Launched the Second 850 DWT Bunker-Tanker

April 07, 2010

OOO Nevsky Shipbuilding-Shiprepair Plant (Schlusselburg, the Leningrad Region) launched Bergen Tank, a bunker-tanker of SK4902/10021 project, constructed for Haugland Tankers AS (Norway, affiliate of Bergen Tankers AS). As communicated by the reporter of IAA PortNews from the launching ceremony, this is the second vessel of the series of two bunker-tankers. For the launch, the tanker was 93.5% ready. According to General Director of the plant Vladimir Bazhenov, the vessel will be delivered to the customer in May, 2010. Dock and sea trials will be run on the surface of Lake Ladoga. The vessel is designated for operation in the port areas of Oslo and Bergen (Norway).

SK4902/10021 project was designed by Skipskonsulent AS Design Bureau (Bergen, Norway). The overall length is 47.85 m, beam – 10 m, hull height 4 m, and draught 2.85 m. DWT amounts to 850 tons. Cargo tanks volume is 750 cub. m. The vessel is to transport to and supply vessels light and heavy petroleum products with flash point over 60°C.

As communicated by Vladimir Bazhenov, there are no other bunker-tankers in the product portfolio of the plant. As MARPOL Convention requirements come into effect on the territory of Russia, upgrading of bunker fleet will become vital and the plant expects corresponding orders.

OOO Nevsky Shipbuilding-Shiprepair Plant is 40 km away from Saint-Petersburg in the city of Schlusselburg on the left bank of the Neva River. It is one of the oldest water transport enterprises of the North-Western part of Russia. At the plant, ships have been constructed since 1952. Here are constructed sea- and river-going ships of various purpose and type and all kinds of repair are carried out. The ship-lifting slip of Nevsky Shipbuilding-Shiprepair Plant allows to launch and lift vessels of up to 140 m length and dock weight up to 2,500 tons.

Source: PortNews

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