Laying keel of first tanker for Palmali takes place in Volgograd
Azerbaijan, Baku, June 19 /Trend/
June 17, a ceremony took place in Volgograd, Russia, for laying keel of the first tanker from the series of 10 tankers, the project RST22M with deadweight of 7,000 tons, to be constructed under the contract between Palmali and Volgograd Shipyard, Palmali reported.
The vessels of a new series is a logical continuation of tanker project 005RST01, known as the "Armada" of the first series, previously designed by Palmali Marine Engineering Bureau for Civil and built at the shipyards SELAH and ADA in Tuzla (Turkey) in 2002-2006, as well as a modification of the second series of tankers Project RST22 built in the Red Sormovo plant in the Nizhny Novgorod in 2008-2009. The third series are already under construction at a shipyard in Yalova in Besiktas (Turkey) the first ship is expected to be launched in August.
The 10 tankers of 'Armada' first range and 5 tankers of 'New Armada' have been operated successfully in mixed rive-sea shipments of oil, black oil, diesel fuel and other petroleum products and vegetable oils, and for carriages in the Caspian, Black, Mediterranean, Baltic and North Seas, including sea passages around Europe and to Irish Sea in winter.
As compared to the first range of 'Armada' tankers those of second range have a better maritime function, deadweight increased by 650 tons in the sea, greater cargo tanks capacity with the same possibilities in river.
The Volgograd Shipbuilding Plant was founded in 1931 and specializes in building commercial vessels of the fleet: tankers and bulk carriers of various projects for the river, river / sea and marine navigation conditions. In August 2009, the Group "MNP" completed the sale of Volgograd Shipbuilding Plant. The new owner of the enterprises has become a group of investors represented by JSC "Russian Financial Corporation (RFC) led by Andrey Kiselev.
Palmali is involved in cargo deliveries in the Mediterranean, Caspian and Black Sea Basin. It is the largest company involved in transportation in Russian internal waters.