Oil tanker Makhambet for Mobilex Energy of Kazakhstan is launched at Viborg shipyard today. The vessel is purposed for crude oil and oil products transportation in Caspian Sea, Trend reports. The tanker was designed in Vimpel construction bureau.
Makhambet is the sixth in a row built and commissioned at Viborg Shipyard OAO for Kazakh customers. First two vessels in the row, Astana and Almati, were built as per basic design 00210 and handed over to the customer in first half 2005.
Some later the design was modified in respect to low-rpm engine replacement with medium-rpm. The vessels built under updated design, Kazakhstan and Abay, have been turned over a few months after the previous vessels.
At the moment the shipyard is preparing to hand tanker Aktau over to the customer. At the same time, upon completion of mandatory tests and trials, tanker Makhambet will be passed to Kazakhstan.