Okskaya Sudoverf delivers BELMAX 3, third barge of Project ROB20

Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technology — By on July 6, 2018 at 10:44 AM

 The first BELMAX class vessel

Navashino, Nizhny Novgorod Oblast based Okskaya Sudoverf Shipyard (part of UCL Holding) on 29 June 2018 delivered the BELMAX 3, third in a series of ten non-self-propelled oil barges of Project ROB20 to the Customer, State Transport Leasing Company (STLC).

The shallow-draft double hull oil barge design was developed by Marine Engineering Bureau. The vessels are intended for transportation of petroleum products, primarily fuel oil, with a flashpoint of 61º C and above and feature improved level of environmental friendliness. The barges will be operated by Belmax Shipping Company on the Belaya, Kama and Volga rivers.
The contract for Project ROB20 oil barges was signed on October 31, 2017. Keel-laying ceremony for the first vessel was held on December 20, 2017. The Belmax 1 was delivered on May 17, 2018.
About Okskaya Sudoverf
Okskaya Sudoverf JSC is a modern shipbuilding enterprise and subsidiary of VBTH division of UCL Holding specialising in the construction of oil tankers, medium-tonnage dry bulk carriers of mixed ‘river-sea’ sailing, containerships, special crafts and barges. In 2015, the Company became the second largest shipyard in Russia in terms of total tonnage of completed and delivered newbuildings.
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