Distinguished guests, managers and employees of all companies that were involved in designing and constructing the tanker, representatives of the customer and residents of the city took part in the ceremony of launching the ship into the water.
This is the first vessel of a series of five chemical carriers of Project RST27M, to be built by Krasnoe Sormovo in 2017-2018 for "BF Tanker."
The chemical carriers of Project RST27M have enhanced marine functionality. The vessels of this Project have an increased capacity of 800 tons (as compared with Project RST27) and are able to transport crude oil, oil products, edible oils and petrochemical products with simultaneous delivery of three types of cargo.
In designing the tanker the special requirements of Russian and world oil companies, additional environmental restrictions of the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping "ECO PROJECT" (ECO-S) have been taken into account.
According to the Chairman of the Board of Directors Sergey Chaplygin, the tankers of Project RST-27M are a new type of vessel for the Company that will allow transportation of an expanded range of goods, working all year round in the ports of Europe, the Baltic, the Mediterranean and the Caspian Seas, as well as in the ports of the Persian Gulf and South-East Asia. The Company owns the most modern and up-to-date fleet in the country, cooperates with the world's largest commodity traders and cargo owners but is not complacent and plans to continue to increase transportation volumes and expand the fleet.
On June 8, 2016, Navashino based Okskaya Shipyard launched the thirteenth tanker of Project RST27, the Balt Blot 14, built for BF Tanker.
Contracts for the construction of 7 vessels were signed in September 2015. The Oka shipyard will construct 5 vessels including two RST-27 and three RST-54 tankers, Krasnoye Sormovo shipyard will construct two RST-27 tankers. By the end of 2016 the fleet of the Company will consist of 10 vessels.
The tanker will be delivered to the customer upon completion of the fitting out and successful sea trials, scheduled for July 2016.
The deadweight of the vessel when operating on the inner waterways of the Russian Federation is 5 378 tons, when operating on the sea 6 980 tons.
According to the Chairman of the Board of Directors Sergei Chaplygin, for BF Tanker the RST-27 tanker represents a new type of vessel that will be able to operate throughout the year on both the inner waterways and on the sea.
Our company aims to expand the range of transported cargoes including crude oil, and petroleum products together with gasoline.