Azerbaijan to receive new oil tanker
Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb. 19 / Trend , N.Ismayilova/
Between May and June 2009, the Azerbaijan State Caspian Sea Shipping Company will receive a new tanker. The vessel was built at the Russian Krasnoe Sormovo Shipyard, company head Aydin Bashirov said.
The Caspian Sea Shipping Company will receive a vessel with a dead weight of 13,000 tons, and the company's seventh such tanker.
The tankers are the biggest that can sail on the Caspian Sea.
The 19619-project tanker is "river-sea" class and equipped with 12 loading tanks, one sediment tank and one water ballast tank in double boards and double deep. The tanker's length is 150 meters, width - 17.30 meters, height - 10.5 meters, and dead weight - over 13,000 tons. The tanker can sail on the Caspian without port terminals. The tanker is able to be at sea 20 days.
The vessel is designed to transport crude oil and petroleum products. Several grades of oil can be simultaneously loaded for one trip.
The first tanker contract with the Caspian Sea Shipping Company was signed in 2006. The Heydar Aliyev, Babak, Shah Ismayil Khatai, Koroglu and Dada Gorgud tankers were delivered to the customer by 2006 and operate on the Caspian. The Caspian Sea Shipping Company received the Zangazur tanker in 2008.
The Caspian Sea Shipping Company is a large shipping enterprise. Its activities are transporting goods, predominantly oil and petroleum products, on the Caspian, Black, Mediterranean and Marmora seas.
The Caspian Sea Shipping Company's vessels transport foreign cargo to Europe, Middle East and northern Africa on the Black and Azov seas.
The Marine and Oil-and-Gas Projects group of companies implements shipbuilding and sea-engineering projects. It composes the Krasnoe Sormovo Plant, Volgograd Shipbuilding Plant, Sormovo Machine-Building Plant, Volgograd Special Machine-Building Plant and Friede and Goldman.
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