Okskaya Sudoverf launches seventh in a series of 10 barges of Project ROB20

Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology — By on August 28, 2018 at 9:04 AM

The ROB20 barge

Okskaya Sudoverf Shipyard (Shipyard OKA, part of UCL Holding) on August 24 held a launching ceremony for the BELMAX 7, seventh barge of Project ROB20. Overall, ten (10) non-self propelled oil barges will be built for St. Petersburg based shipping company BELMAX under the leasing contract signed on 31 October 2017 with State Transport Leasing Company (PAO STLC) as a Customer.

The lead vessel of ROB20 series was laid down on November 22, 2017. Okskaya Sudoverf authenticated keel for the seventh oil barge on April 26 this year.

The non-self-propelled tank barges of Project ROB20 are intended for transportation of petroleum products with a flashpoint of 610C+ and were designed as double sides, double bottom vessels for improved environmental characteristics. The barges will be operated on the Belaya, Kama and Volga rivers.

Ship’s class notation: O 2.0 non-self-propelled liquid bulk carrier. ROB20 design was developed at Marine Engineering Bureau.

Key particulars:

LOA, m 118.79
Length moulded, m 117.90
Waterline length, m 117.775
BOA, m 22.80
Breadth moulded, m 22.60
Depth to main deck, m 3.00
Depth of trunk, m 1.00
Depth moulded, m 4.00
Draft, m 2.75
DWT, draft of 2.75 m, tonne 6,013
Cargo tanks capacity, m3 6,530
Slop tanks capacity, m3 340
Maximum capacity of cargo tanks (including starboard slop tank No1 and a discharge trunk), m3 6,860

About Okskaya Sudoverf

Okskaya Sudoverf JSC (part of VBTH division of UCL Holding) is a modern shipbuilding enterprise, specialising in the construction of oil tankers, medium-tonnage dry cargo vessels of mixed ‘river-sea’ class, containerships, special crafts and barges. In 2015, Okskaya Sudoverf became the second largest shipyard in Russia in terms of total newbuilds’ tonnage.

UCL Holding (Universal Cargo Logistics Holding) is an international transportation group consolidating a number of Russian shipping, shipbuilding, railway, stevedoring and logistic companies. VBTH also comprises North-Western Shipping Company, Volga Shipping Company, V.F. Tanker, shipbuilding and logistics assets.

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