Construction Starts on LUKOIL’s New Supply Duo
Construction of two supply vessels commissioned by the Russian oil company LUKOIL has started with a steel cutting ceremony held at the Keppel Nantong Shipyard Co. Ltd., China.
The supply vessels will be 80.00 metres in length, with 16.50 metres of width, 6.20 metres of depth, a summer draft of 3.80 metres, and with a 1000 dwt.
They are designed to supply resources to the Vladimir Filanovsky field development facilities in the northern part of the Caspian Sea and to ensure their safe operation.
Completion of construction is scheduled for September 2015.
In accordance with the Agreement on the classification of ships under construction, signed by RS and Keppel Nantong Shipyard in the spring of 2014, RS provides a full range of classification and statutory services during their construction.
Survey during construction will be implemented by the RS Branch Office in China.
When the vessels comply with all applicable international requirements and RS rules, they will be assigned the class notation КМ✪ Arc4  AUT1 ICS FF3WS DYNPOS-2 Supply Vessel.
Ice model tests were successfully conducted on the hulls of this design in the ice model basin of Aker Arctic (Finland) in March 2014.
The presence of Arc4 ice strengthening allows them to work effectively during the winter.
The project also envisages equipping the vessels with systems to extinguish fires on fixed offshore platforms and at the transshipment terminal, as well as equipment to deal with oil spills.
Moreover, as part of the project to develop the Vladimir Filanovsky field and further cooperation with LUKOIL, a rescue vessel is being built at the Singapore shipyard Keppel Singmarine Pte Ltd.
June 23, 2014