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BELMAX 5 launching…

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From the christening ceremony; tugboat captain Yuri Lazarev holding St. Nicholas’ icon keeping the tradition alive. To his right is the God mother Irina Mizikayeva


Okskaya Sudoverf Shipyard (part of UCL Holding) on 25 July 2018 launched the m/v BELMAX 5, fifth non-self-propelled oil barge of Project ROB20, built for State Transport Leasing Company (STLC).

The launching ceremony was attended by representatives of the Customer (STLC), the Navashino district authority, business partners, employees of Okskaya Sudoverf Shipyard and Navashino locals.

The ship’s sponsor is Irina Mizikayeva, Chief Manager/Expert, STLC Client Department’s Support of Activities and Trade Procedures.

A full view of the he Oil barge “Belmax 5”

In his opening speech, Okskaya Sudoverf Director General Vladimir Kulikov thanked the shipyard personnel for the work performed and marked high professionalism of Navashino shipbuilders.

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 BELMAX class fifth vessel was held on March 26, 2018.

Ship’s main particulars:

LOA, m 118.79
Moulded length, m 117.90
Waterline length, m 117.775
BOA, m 22.80
Molded breadth, m 22.60
Depth to main deck, m 3.00
Depth of trunk, m 1.00
Molded depth, m 4.00
Draft, m 2.75
Deadweight with draft of 2.75 m, t 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 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-

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