Okskaya Sudoverf delivers BELMAX 4, fourth non-self-propelled barge of Project ROB20
On 16 July 2018, Okskaya Sudoverf Shipyard (part of UCL Holding) delivered the fourth non-self-propelled oil barge of Project ROB20, Belmax 4, 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. The series first ship was laid down on December 20, 2017 and keel-laying ceremony for the forth serial barge was held on January 19 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.
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.