Baku, Azerbaijan, May 24
By Sara Israfilbayova – Trend:
On average, the Marine Engineering Bureau of the city of Odessa in Ukraine annually commissions about 20 vessels of various projects at various shipyards around the world, Gennady Egorov, Director General of the Bureau, told Trend.
According to him, these include dry cargo ships, tankers, chemical carriers, ferries, cruise passenger ships, rescue ships, diving ships, tugs, icebreakers, factory trawlers, crabbers-processors, dry cargo and oil barges.
"We are ensuring the design of our already launched first trawlers and crabbers, new generation dry cargo vessels, new multi-purpose low-slung rescue tugboats, as well as railway ferries for the Baltic and Sakhalin, cruise passenger ships for the Caspian and Volga, and cargo-passenger ships for Kuril Islands," Egorov said.
Speaking about individual countries, Egorov said that the bureau mainly deals with the construction of cruise ships, tankers, dry cargo ships in Russia, of dry cargo ships and supply tugs in Kazakhstan, and of tankers in Turkmenistan.
In Azerbaijan, the bureau is implementing several large projects together with Baku Shipyard LLC and Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company (ASCO) CJSC, such as the construction of railroad-passenger ferries for the Caspian lines of the CNF18C project, the construction of chemical tankers with deadweight of 7,875 tons, and others.
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