2018 August 16 12:09
Okskaya Sudoverf Shipyard (Shipyard OKA, part of UCL Holding) on August 15, 2018 hosted a launching ceremony for sixth non-self propelled oil barge m/v BELMAX 6 of Project ROB20. The serial barges are being built for State Transport Leasing Company (STLC), the shipbuilding firm said on Thursday.
The contract for Project ROB20 oil barges was signed on October 31, 2017. Keel-laying ceremony for the BELMAX class sixth vessel was held on March 29, 2018.
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 enhanced environmental friendliness. The barges will be operated by Belmax Shipping Company on the Belaya, Kama and Volga rivers.
Ship’s class notation: O 2.0 non-self-propelled liquid bulk carrier.
About Okskaya Sudoverf
Okskaya Sudoverf JSC is a modern shipbuilding enterprise and a 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.
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.