Azerbaijan prepares for launch of new vessel
Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec.8
By Emil Ismayilov - Trend:
Azerbaijan's Caspian Sea Shipping Company CJSC plans to commission a large floating dock that will ensure repair of the ships of the company before the end of 2014, the company's chief assistant Vugar Sadigov told Trend.
He said that the construction work has been already completed and the process of testing and registration of the new dock is currently underway.
It is reported that the dock was being built under a contract with the Russian Ship Repair and Shipbuilding Corporation JSC. The Russian specialists installed the dock elements at the Zikh ship repair yard in Baku.
"The test and design work of the dock are currently underway," said the company. "We expect that this process will be completed before the end of 2014."
The shipping company said that the dock's foundation was laid in Jan. 2012 in Russian city of Nizhny Novgorod. The first unit was launched in November of the same year.
The carrying capacity of the first floating dock is 8,000 metric tons, its length is 158 meters, width - 36.85 meters, and it is 13.35 meters high.
Azerbaijan's Caspian Shipping Company, along with a transport fleet, also includes a specialized fleet and shipyards.
The company said its transport fleet consists of 100 vessels, including 33 tankers, 13 ferries, 14 universal bulk carriers, 2 Ro-Ro vessels, as well as technical and support vessels.
The specialized fleet has 184 vessels, including 23 tugboats and supply vessels, 15 - crane, two - diving, two pipe-laying vessels, five- engineering- geological, two passenger ships and many other ships of small displacement.
Emil Ismayilov is Trend Agency's staff journalist, follow him on Twitter: @Emilsmail