Azerbaijan State Caspian Sea Shipping Company’s New Tanker Tested
Azerbaijan, Baku, 24 October / Trend /The Zangazur tanker (19619 project), which was designed for the Azerbaijani State Caspian Sea Shipping Company in the Krasnoe Sormovo plant, was tested, the 'Sea and oil and gas projects' company reported on 24 October. The contract on purchase of the tanker was signed in January 2008.
The tanker will be used for transportation of raw oil and mineral oil. The tanker is capable to function in different weather conditions. Ship's class is КМ L1 I  А1 of Russian sea register.
Tanker of 19619 project is of the 'river-sea' class and is equipped with 12 loads and one sediment tank, has a water ballast tank in double boards and double deep. The length of the tanker is 150m, width - 17.30m, height - 10.5m, deadweight - over 13,000 tons. The tanker may be used on the Caspian Sea without port terminals. The tanker can sail for 20 days.
The contract with SCSC on the first tankers was signed in 2006. In 2006 the President Heydar Aliyev, Babak, Shah Ismayil Khatai, Keroglu and Dada Gorgud tankers were delivered to the customer. A new contract between the plant and SCSC to purchase another tanker with 13,000 tons deadweight was signed in June 2008 and the tanker is planned to deliver to the company to the end of 2009.
The marine and oil and gas projects group of companies has been implementing projects in ship building and engineering of sea drilling platforms. The group unites the Krasnoe Sarmovo plant, Volgograd Ship Building plant, as well as Sormov machine-building, Volgograd special machine-building and Friede & Goldman (United States).