Azerbaijan, Baku, July 9 / corr Trend S.Suleymanov /
Russian shipyard Red Sormovo launched the third water tanker, built for the National Maritime Shipping Company Kazmortransflot, for testing. The tanker is called "Oral", Red Sormnovo announced.
Red Sormovo specialists jointly with representatives from Kazmortransflot will test work of all systems and mechanisms Oral, measure speed and maneuvers of specifics, and test energy device of the tanker," the enterprise announced.
The maximum length of the vessel is 150 m, width - 17,30 m, sediment - 7 m, deadweight - 13,000 tons. The tanker is capable of carrying up to three grades of petroleum products. It has a double casing, preventing oil spills in the event of an accident, twelve cargo tanks totaling 14,770 cubic meters, two slop tanks and ballast tanks in the double sides and double bottom.
The contract was signed between Kazmortransflot "and Red Sormovo in April 2009. It stipulates the construction of three oil tankers. The first tanker "Aktau" was delivered to the customer in September 2009, the second tanker, Aktobe successfully passed sea trials in April 2010. Russian shipyard Red Sormovo launched the third water tanker, built for the National Maritime Shipping Company Kazmortransflot May 8. The tanker is called "Oral".
Kazmortransflot was founded by the government in December 1998 to bolster the sea transport in the country and create a national merchant shipping company. The company specializes in delivery of different types of cargo, including oil and products, general cargo, containers, etc., construction, exploitation, repair of all types of vessels, as well as leasing of vessels.
The Krasnoye (Red) Sormovo Shipyard, established in 1849, is the most important inland shipyard in Russia -- the closest sea is a thousands miles from the shipyard -- it builds both submarines and commercial ships. The shipyard was awarded Best Exporter of Russia in 2007. All vessels built on Krasnoye Sormovo meets the international conventions on life protection and environment and hold advanced equipment.
Sea and oil and gas project group is company managing shipping projects. The group covers the plant of Red Sormovo (Nizhniy Novgorod), Volgograd shipping plant, as well as Sormovo machine-building (Nizhniy Novgorod) and Volga-Caspian project-constructing bureau.