Russia: Krasnoye Sormovo Shipyard to Build Oil Tanker for Turkmen Sea and River Lines
Turkmen Sea and River Lines company has contracted Russian Nizhny Novgorod-based Krasnoye Sormovo Shipyard with the newbuild deal for one oil tanker of project 19900. This is the fourth tanker under this project ordered by State Service of Maritime and River Transport of Turkmenistan. The first vessel named Sumbar was delivered in August 2009, the second Khazar in October 2009 and the third Jeyhun in October 2010.
This Sea-river tanker of project 19900 will be classed to the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping: KM * Icel  R2 AUT1-ICS OMBO LI VCS Oil Tanker (ESP). The design for the vessel was developed by Volga-Caspian Design Bureau.
Length overall, 141,50m
Length at DWL, 139,40m
Hull breadth, 16,60m
Breadth overall, 16,84m
Draught loaded, 4,60m
Deadweight, t about 7.100
Steel single-deck ship with two full-revolving steering columns with fixed pitch propellers in nozzles, bow thruster, with forecastle and poop. Raked stem, sledge-shaped aft body with centerline skeg, flat transom. Double bottom and double sides for water ballast. Twelve cargo tanks in pairs separated by C.L. watertight bulkhead and two aft-located slop tanks. Electro-hydraulically driven crane amidships. Engine room and superstructure aft-located. Enclosed (from side to side) wheelhouse.
A self-propelled tanker of restricted navigation area 2 with 12 cargo tanks for carrying crude oil and oil products of below 60ºC flash point and fuel oil with maximum density carried cargo 0,99 t/m³ with ensuring the heating. Three sorts of the cargo is carried in one flight.
Krasnoye Sormovo is one of Russia’s oldest shipyards. Over the years the shipyard has made an important contribution to the development of both submarines for the military and commercial vessels. Krasnoye Sormovo is currently building commercial vessels up to 15,000 DWT. The use of CAD/CAM and other state-of-the-art technology is employed in all phases of the design and construction of ships. Commercial ships, built at the yard (tanker project 19614 and 19619, dry-cargo ship project RSD 17 and others) meet all the requirements of the international conventions.
Shipbuilding Tribune Staff, March 12, 2012; Image: mnpglobal