Palmali signs contract to acquire new tankers
Azerbaijan, Baku, October 24 / Trend /
A $200 million contract on construction of third range of 'Armada' tankers, design RST22M was signed between Palmali group of companies and Besiktas Gemi Insaa Anonim Sirketi shipyard (Turkey), the company reported. The ship is planned to be launched in December 2010.
Ten tankers of "Armada" first range and five tankers "New Armada" have been successfully operated for the mixed river-sea transport of oil, fuel oil, diesel fuel and other petroleum products and vegetable oils, as well as for marine transportation in the Caspian, Black, Mediterranean, Baltic and North Seas, including shipments around Europe and in the Irish Sea in winter.
A distinctive feature of designs RST22M, RST22 and 005RST01 vessels is use of screw-steering columns as a single means of movement and steering, absence of fore-and-aft bulk heads in DP, deep-well pumps use.
The vessels are in compliance with dimensions of Volga-Don Ship Canal and Volga-Baltic Route. Length of design RST22M vessel is 139.95 m, its width - 16.6 m, hull height - 6.0 m. The vessels are referred to 'Volga-Don max' class.
As compared to the first range of 'Armada' tankers those of second range have a better maritime function, deadweight increased by 650 tons in the sea, greater cargo tanks capacity with the same possibilities in river.
Design RST22M vessel satisfies requirements of Russian maritime Register of Shipping KM Ice 2 R1 AUT1 COMBO oil tanker/chemical tanker type 2 (vegetable oil) (ESP) ECO-S.
Overall capacity of 6 cargo tanks and 2 slop tanks is 8090 m3, deadweight in the sea - about 7050 tons at 4.6 m draught, dead weight in the river - about 4700 tons at 3.60 m draught, speed in operation is 10.5 knots. Semi-reversible diesel engines of 1200 kW work at heavy fuel IFO380.