Azerbaijan Orders New Oil Tanker
Azerbaijan, Baku, 5 June / Trend / Azerbaijan Caspian State Shipping Company (ASCSC) made a new order to the Russian shipbuilding company 'Krasnoye Sormovo' (part of MNP Group) to build a tanker with deadweight of 13,000 tons, a source said in the Company. The tanker will be provided to the customer at the end of 2009.
The tanker of 19619 project belonging to the 'river-sea' class, which has been supplied with 12 cargo and 1 sludge tanks, has ballast compartments on double boards and double bottom. Its length is 150m, width - 17.30m, height of board - 10.5m, deadweight - more than 13,000 tons which is maximal for the ship which can be freely exploited in the Caspian without re-equipment of port terminals. The automatic sail is 20 days.
The ship is envisaged for transportation of crude oil and oil products. A possibility will be provided for simultaneous loading of various types of oil products.
Currently the plant is building one tanker of this kind for the ACSSC. The contract with ACSSC regarding first tankers of this class was signed in 2002 - he tankers 'President Heydar Aliyev', 'Babek', 'Shah Ismayl Khatai', 'Kor-Oglu', 'Dede-Gorgud' were provided to the customer by 2006 and currently are used in the Caspian Sea.
Azerbaijan State Caspian Shipping Company is a large ship-owning Company in Caspian basin. The Caspian Shipping Company is a large shipowning company. The basic sort of activity is the transportation of cargoes, with a prevalence of petroleum and petroleum products. Areas of navigation are Caspian sea, Black sea, Mediterranean sea, Sea of Marmara. Another branch of the Caspian Shipping Company, working in the Black Sea-Azov basin, carries out the transportations of the cargoes of foreign freighters to the ports of Europe, Near East and Northern Africa.
MNP Group is engaged in shipbuilding. MNP Group incorporates Krasnoye Sormovo Shipyard (Nizniy Novgorod) and Volgograd Shipyard, as well as Sormovskoe Machinebuilding Plant (Nizniy Novgorod), Volgograd Special Machine Building Company and Friede & Goldman (the USA).