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06.10.21 10:53
The report "Current situation on the river fleet and mixed navigation vessels market, market development forecasts and new fleet construction"

On 5 October 2021, the VI International Conference "Cargo transportation on the Dnieper river" organised by the company - information service "Industrial Cargo" ( took place.
The conference was attended by 90 specialists from companies involved in cargo export (primarily grain), agency, expediting, as well as representatives of financial institutions and banks, shipping companies, shipyards, ports, brokerage companies, etc.
There were 18 presentations in three main topics: inland waterways perspectives, shipping and shipbuilding, infrastructure and freight flows.
Marine Engineering Bureau, invited by the organisers, prepared a report "Current situation on the river fleet and mixed navigation vessels market, market development forecasts and construction of new fleet. Characteristics and features of new vessels".
The report describes the positive experience of river transport development in China, Europe and the USA. The current condition of the river and river-sea fleet is rated, with forecasts for the medium term.
Particular attention is paid to conversions and modernisations of mixed-navigation vessels at the Okean and Kherson Shipyard based on the RSD28, RSD37, 005RSD06 designs.

01.10.21 11:43
XII International Conference "Innovations in Shipbuilding and Ocean Engineering" dedicated to the memory of Professor Gennady Yegorov was held

The XII international scientific and technical conference "Innovations in shipbuilding and ocean engineering", dedicated to the memory of General Director of the Marine Engineering Bureau, Professor, Doctor of Engineering Sciences Gennady Yegorov, was held in Nikolaev in September 30 - October 01, 2021 in Admiral Makarov National University of Shipbuilding (former Nikolaev Shipbuilding Institute, Rector Eugene Trushlyakov).
A total of 204 papers were presented by experts on various aspects of the theory and practice of shipbuilding and fleet operations.
During the plenary session, the Marine Engineering Bureau will present a report on the scientific and technical results of Professor Gennady Vyacheslavovich Egorov's work: "Professor Gennady Vyacheslavovich Egorov: A man of the era".
Egorov Gennady Vyacheslavovich, Professor, Doctor of Technical Sciences, founder of the Marine Engineering Bureau (1966 - 2021).
Fellow of Royal Institution of Naval Architects (FRINA),
Member of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME),
Member of the International Ship and Offshore Structures Congress (ISSC) for more than 20 years,
Presidium Member of the Scientific and Technical Council of the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping,
Presidium Member of the Scientific and Technical Council of the Russian River Register,
Member of the Scientific and Technical Council of the Shipping Register of Ukraine,
Academician of the Transport Academy of Ukraine,
Academician of the Academy of Sciences of Shipbuilding of Ukraine,
Laureate of the State Prize of Ukraine 2011.

Born on 23 March 1966 in Odessa.
Graduated with honours from school N4 in 1982. In 1988 he graduated with "red" diploma from Odessa Institute of Marine Engineers (OIIMF) with speciality "Shipbuilding and shiprepair". In 1992 he finished postgraduate study at OIIMF in department "Shipbuilding Mechanics".
From 1993 to 1995 he worked as a senior researcher and lecturer in the Department of Ship Structure Mechanics at OIIMF.
In 1993 he completed his PhD thesis on "Development of methods for optimising strength solutions in the operation of ships".
In 1995 he set up the Marine Engineering Bureau in Odessa and in March 2000 a similar firm in St Petersburg and headed both companies until his last moment of life.
In 2005 he completed his doctoral thesis on "Methodology for Ensuring Reliability and Safety of Hulls of Ships in Restricted Sailing Areas".
Since 2008 he has been a professor in the Department of Ship Theory and Design at the National University of Shipbuilding (Nikolaev).
He has received various awards, the Merit Badge of the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping, the Honorary Worker of the Russian River Register and the Honorary Worker of the Shipping Register of Ukraine.
The 2011 State Prize was awarded for the development of a new generation of universal transport vessels and means of ocean engineering.
Prepared, wrote and published personally and in co-authorship more than 1000 scientific works, including 6 monographs, among which: "Experience of building ships using elements of the operated fleet" (co-authored), "Design and construction of coasters and mixed vessels", "Creation of universal transport ships and means of ocean engineering" (co-authored), "Designing ships of limited navigation areas on the basis of risk theory", "Liberty means freedom" and many others.
He has given numerous lectures, tutorials and webinars on topical issues in shipping and shipbuilding.
In 2020, he was actively involved, providing calculated engineering support for the complex operation to lift and dispose of the "Delphi" tanker that was polluting the Odessa coastline.
Under Gennady Vyacheslavovich's management, the Bureau has evolved from a small firm dealing solely with hull calculation tasks and scientific research for classification societies to an organization that performs virtually the entire range of engineering work for shipping and shipbuilding.
Passed away on 30 May 2021 at the age of 55 while he was on a business trip.
Presentation of the report in pdf format (22 MB) - link.
In addition, the Marine Engineering Bureau participated in the conference by presenting, in addition to the report at the plenary session, five more reports in the sections on the most current scientific and practical problems of national shipbuilding and shipping for discussion by the shipbuilding community.
1. About the design of modern cargo-passenger vessel "Admiral Nevelskoy" of PV22 project with high ice class.
Authors: G.V. Egorov, A.G. Egorov, I.A. Ilnitsky.
Analysis of the characteristics of existing cargo-passenger vessels for passenger and cargo traffic on the Sakhalin - Kuril Islands line has been performed. The route conditions have been analysed. Main characteristics of new generation vessel of PV22 project are defined. The experience of the design and construction of vessels of the PV22 project is shown.
2. Features of the Chinese waterway transport.
Authors: G.V. Egorov, A.G. Egorov.
Analysis of water transport in China has been performed. It is shown that the first three (in terms of traffic volume) rivers in the world are the Chinese Yangtze, Pearl River and Grand Canal. The stages of China's water transport development are analysed.
3. Features of China's river fleet.
Authors: G.V. Egorov, A.G. Egorov.
Analysis of the Chinese river fleet has been performed. It is shown that at the beginning of the 21st century the Ministry of Transport of the People's Republic of China together with the provincial governments launched a large-scale fleet renewal programme. The entire PRC waterway fleet has been renewed and is still under construction.
4. Actual Issues of Design, Operation and Construction of the Chinese River Cruise Passenger Fleet.
Author: A.G. Egorov.
The features of river cruises in the People's Republic of China are highlighted, the main cruise companies are identified, the requirements for design and construction of river cruise passenger vessels are analysed. An analysis of passenger transportation by water transport in the People's Republic of China was performed. By 2030 the Chinese cruise market (sea and river) is expected to be the largest in the world with 8-10 million passengers.
5. Research of the characteristics of China's river cruise passenger fleet.
Author: A.G. Egorov.
A survey of the Chinese river cruise passenger vessel (RCPV) fleet has been performed. As of January 2021, there are 29 RCPV of international level in service on the Yangtze River. A further 6 RCPV are being completed and will be handed over in 2021-2023. The average age of operating RCPV is 12.1 years. The total passenger capacity is 10889, including vessels to be completed shortly, 14739. The average load factor of the RCPV in 2017 was 75-82%.

27.09.21 12:42
The tug "Lazurit" of the Marine Rescue Service towed the CNF11CPD ferry "Vasiliy Oshchepkov" from the Amur estuary to its delivery base in Vladivostok

According to the Marine Rescue Service website, the crew of the rescue tug "Lazurit" of the Primorsky branch of the Marine Rescue Service delivered the cargo-passenger automobile-railway ferry of the reinforced ice class Arc5 project CNF11CPD Vasily Oschepkov to the customer representatives in Port Vladivostok in the waters of "Dalzavod Shipyard", having successfully completed a ten-day tug.
On 16 September, the ferry "Vasily Oshchepkov" of CNF11CPD project was accepted for towing in the waters of the Amur estuary (Tatar Strait, Sea of Okhotsk). The towing caravan covered more than 1.100 nautical miles. While passing the route from September, 21 till September, 24 the object had to be sheltered in the Vladimir Bay of the Sea of Japan from the passing storm with gusts up to 35 knots and the wave height up to 4 meters. Otherwise, everything went according to the pre-agreed plan. The facility was accepted by the customer without any comments.
In Vladivostok, the ferry will undergo the completion process at the Amur Shipyard's delivery yard.
The builder is the Amur Shipyard (Komsomolsk-on-Amur, General Director Vladimir Kulakov).
The customer is PJSE "State Transport Leasing Company".
Project documentation for the vessel under construction was developed by the Marine Engineering Bureau, working-design and technological documentation by Vympel Design Bureau.
CNF11CPD project of the car-railway-cargo-passenger new generation ferryboat for the Vanino-Kholmsk line provides in comparison with the existing "Sakhalin" type vessels:
• enhanced cargo capacity (truck cars capacity is 2 times bigger);
• weather restrictions absence (unrestricted sailing region);
• ability of working in severe ice conditions (speed is 6-8 kn at 80 cm ice and about 3 kn at 1.0 m ice);
• ability to carry out independent (several times per day) moorings without towing assistance, ability for long reverse movement through constrained water area of the port of Kholmsk;
• ability to keep up daily cycle of round voyage (operation speed is 18 kn);
• 2-hours staying for loading-unloading operations.
Transportation is foreseen of at least of 32 railway wagons or 27 car trains on the main deck, 12 car trains on the lower deck and about 9 cars.
The new CNF11CPD ferry boats will allow the Sakhalin producers to forward products to the mainland in time; will provide food security and expand possibility of transportation for certain types of cargo.
The number of passengers (200 people) accepted in the new project reflects the peak line need at a season of summer vacations and is set according to the offer of the Sakhalin Region Government; it is essentially important to provide solving of a social problem of recreation providing for the region's population 200 passengers distribution is as follows: 16 ones at double cabins with water closets, 96 ones at four-berth cabins with water closets and 88 ones at saloon chairs.
The new concept is the result of a series of studies conducted in 2012-2013 by the Marine Engineering Bureau in collaboration with leading domestic and foreign scientific institutes, including Aker Arctic Technology (recommendations for contours, tests in the ice pool), Central Research Institute of the Marine Fleet (examination of technical solutions for all stages, formation of contours, economic calculations and modeling of operation), Krylov State Scientific Center (towing tests, self-propelled, nautical, as well as testing in ice basin), design bureau of the carriage facilities of JSC Russian Railways (checking the possibility of transporting rolling stock by ferry).
CNF11CPD characteristics in ice conditions according to the results of tests in the pool are: the maximum ice permeability at V = 3 knots forward will be 1.16 meters, at a speed of V = 6 knots it will be 0.84 meters, in reverse with a speed of V = 1.5 knots will be 0.68 m.
In addition, the bow and stern extremities are structurally designed for a higher ice category (Arc 7).
Together with the icebreaking at the level of the Icebreaker6 icebreaker, this allows (unlike the existing vessels) independent operation of the new ferry in severe ice conditions on a short passage (up to about 30 miles in the vicinity of Vanino). In turn, this will allow to avoid ferry's significant downtime in anticipation of general icebreaking assistance, or excessive costs in case of individual assistance.
At one time, the ferry was built to serve the railway transportation, but recently, the increasing part of the ferry routes began to take the vehicles transport. A new type of cargo (heavy trailers (trucks) and cars) has appeared. In connection with the construction of the Lidoga-Vanino highway, the share of road transport will increase. In addition to transporting cars and trailers, shippers have another potentially new type of cargo for the ferry line: containers and roll trailers with heavy equipment. Therefore, while maintaining the function of transporting railroad cars (the length of rail tracks is 440 linear meters at 420 on the existing one), the capacity for cars has doubled (740 linear meters against 394 on the existing one). As a result, 39 new trucks with semi-trailers (12-13.5 m length) and an additional 9 cars can be accommodated on the new vessel.
In addition to the stern cargo scheme, which is explicitly linked to the Vanino and Kholmsk port terminals, an on-board ramp has been installed to handle rolling equipment directly onto the berth, allowing the new vessel to be used for additional voyages to Japan, for example.
The keel of the lead CNF11CPD vessel (building No. 00300) "Alexander Deev" was laid down on 29.0617. She was launched on 01.08.2019. It is scheduled to be completed in the spring of 2022.
The keel of the second vessel (building No. 00301) "Vasiliy Oshepkov" was laid down on 29.06.2017. She was launched on 30.10.2020.

25.09.21 11:11
The RSD04L project multi-purpose dry cargo vessel "Dremora 2" arrived in Reni with its design cargo, confirming the effectiveness of the lengthening

On September 23, 2021, the multi-purpose dry cargo vessel "Dremora 2" of RSD04L project arrived to the port of Reni, having delivered the first batch of large-size equipment for the second stage of Dniester Wind Farm (WPP), having once again proved the efficiency of the lengthening.
The vessel's shipment amounted to 1.02 thousand tonnes of equipment.
The RSD04L design lengthened by 24.05 m to provide the dimensions of the second hold suitable for carrying project and oversized cargo - 54.6 x 12.7 x 8.0 m.
The customer is the shipping company Albros (CEO Raim Alekperov).
The 003RSD04/ALB03 Dremora 2 was built in 2009 in Gelibolu, Turkey, by Aksoy Shipyard based on the design of the Maritime Engineering Bureau.
The main objective of the 24.05 m length extension of the vessel under the RSD04L project is to increase deadweight at lower drafts (3.8-4.5 m), which are typical for the ports of the Azov and Caspian seas. The weight of the inserts together with the covers is 304 tonnes.
Deadweight at 4.50 m draught increased to 4772 tonnes from 3442 tonnes - up by 1330 tonnes (!!!), at 4.20 m draught to 4289 tonnes from 3054 tonnes - up by 1235 tonnes (!!!). Deadweight at 4.92 m draft to 5457 tonnes from 3945 tonnes (plus 1512 tonnes).
After the RSD04L modernisation, the vessel is now in the class of the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping - KM Ice3 (hull; power at d = 4.55 m) Ice2 (power) R2-RSN AUT3.
Overall length 114.2 metres, width 15.6 metres, depth 6.80 metres.
The capacity of the ballast tanks is 2.370 cubic metres.
The vessel's two holds with a total capacity of 7.867 cubic metres (2.381 cubic metres more than the original value) are box-shaped, smooth-walled and convenient for cargo handling and stowage without shifting.
The large hold (N 2) measures 54.6 m x 12.7 m x 8.0 m and the second hold (N 1) measures 25.35 m x 12.7 m x 8.0 m.
The long hold allows non-standard cargo items to be transported smoothly from any European port or port in the Gulf region via inland waterways to the Caspian Sea.
Container capacity increased to 191 TEU (151 in holds and 40 on covers).
The vessel is fitted with removable hatch covers ("Lift-away"). The hatch closure sections are operated by using a gantry crane, which travels on rails mounted on the cargo hatch coamings flange.
A single-shaft 1850 kW unit with controllable pitch propeller and shaft generator.
Increasing the length to width ratio allowed the vessel to maintain fuel consumption and speed with the same main engine. The lead vessel showed a speed of 11.7 knots on sea trials. Operational speed was 11.0 knots.
Crew 12 people, sleeping places 13.

24.09.21 22:37
The Admiralty Shipyards launches third 108-metre large-capacity trawler-processor of ST-192 project "Kapitan Martynov"

On 24 September 2021, JSC Admiralty Shipyards launched the fourth 108-metre-long large-capacity trawler - processor of the ST-192 project, "Kapitan Martynov" (construction number 02483). The vessel was laid down on 05.08.2020.
A total of ten trawlers of the ST-192 project have been ordered. The customer is the Russian Fishery Industry Company.
Photo source - Russian Fishery Company's Youtube channel.
The technical design of ST-192 was developed by the Marine Engineering Bureau. The WCD was developed by the Vympel Design Bureau.
Main aim of the vessel is catching pelagic and near-bottom pelagic type fish, also manufactory of frozen production during the voyage; with full cycle of take processing onboard vessel directly.
The main types of catching fish: Alaska Pollack, Herring, Mackerel.
The main types of production: decapitate and drawn fish, filleted fish, Alaska Pollack caviar (frozen), surimi, also fishmeal and fish oil.
Production storage is provided in the main refrigerating hold (capacity 4250 m³) after processing and freezing. Fishmeal and other frozen production are stored in 2 holds (capacity 400 and 600 m³). Also 300 m³ hold is foreseen for storage of carrying carton, fish meal and other production.
Storage of fish oil is provided by 2 tanks of 100 m³ summarized capacity made from food stainless steel.
The vessel is equipped for work with single trawl.
The vessel's general particulars are as follows:
Length overall is about 108.2 m;
Breadth is 21.0 m;
Depth up to main deck is 8.35 m;
Depth up to trawl deck is 11.55 m;
Maximal aft draught is 8.99 m.
Russian Maritime Registry of Shipping class notation is KM IA Super (hull) Ice 3 (power) AUT 1 REF BWM (T) Fishing vessel.
Assumed vessel's operational areas are as follows: eastern coast of Russian Federation, Bering Sea, Sea of Okhotsk and adjusted regions.
Vessel's hull strengthen in accordance with requirements of Finnish-Swedish ice class IA Super.
Design vessel's speed 15 kn is provided by single 8120 kW main diesel that drives controllable pitch propeller in fixed nozzle.
Manoeuvrability, including at low speed with trawl, is provided by single steering complex (rotor type steering gear + ruder with flap).
950 kW bow thruster is foreseen to improve manoeuvrability at low speed.
Work of vessel's power plant is provided by two diesel-generators (1880 and 1460 kW) and also by shaft-generator (4126 kW). Besides, emergency diesel-generator (240 kW) is foreseen.
Vessel's hull, super-structure and wheel-house are made from steel; high-strength wearproof grade like D690 and Hardox 450 are used for trawl deck. Except paining, applied current system is used as corrosion protection for underwater hull. Moreover, zinc sputtering (metallization) is foreseen for outer and inner surfaces of constructions that are subject to influence of aggressive environment.
Two cranes are foreseen for work during marine fishing, as follows: 8 t one of 17 m outreach (in the middle) and 8 t one of 8 m outreach (in aft).
Fore and aft gantries with cargo double 5 t derricks are foreseen for marine cargo transferring.
Shipping equipment (trawl systems), anchor-mooring mechanisms and winches of cargo derricks are bought together with automatic control systems.
Fully equipped fish processing system provides water pumping through refrigerated fish tanks, sorting, processing, freezing, packing, storage and unloading of production. production freezing will be carried out in horizontal automatic plate freezers of summarized capacity 260 t/day.
Equipment for surimi production with separate laboratory is foreseen, it capacity is 80 t/day. There is also fish meal plant with daily processing of 250 t of raw material.
Transportation of prepared production and packaging material through the vessel is carried out with help of two cargo elevators and special cargo conveyor within freezing holds.
Arrangement of 40 crewmembers is provided at comfortable single or double cabins, and factory staff (max. 99 people) is arranged at single, double or four-bed cabins.
Onboard the vessel there are separate mess-rooms for officers and other crew with self-service zone, crew recreation room, all necessary medical, sanitary-common and sanitary-hygienic rooms in accordance with requirements of Sanitary Regulations for Fishing Vessels. Additionally, there is cinema hall, sport complex including the gym, saunas.
Passive roll damping system is foreseen for providing comfortable conditions at non-fully loading conditions. Diesel oil is used as working liquid in the roll damping system.
The vessel is completed by radio and navigation equipment in accordance with vessel's class and accepted navigation area, also by complex of specialized trawl equipment including sliding fish-finding sonars and trawl parameters control system.
The keel of the head vessel (for Admiralty shipyards) ST-192 m/v "Kapitan Vdovichenko" (building No. 02480) was laid 23.01.2019. She was launched on 27.03.2020.
The keel of the second vessel "Mehanik Maslak" (building No. 02481) was laid 08.04.2019. She was launched on 23.06.2020.
The keel of the third vessel "Mehanik Sizov" (building No. 02482) was laid 30.06.2020. She was launched on 25.07.2021.
The keel of the fourth vessel "Kapitan Martynov" (building No. 02483) was laid 05.08.2020. She was launched on 24.09.2021.
The keel of the fifth vessel "Kapitan Yunak" (building No. 02484) was laid 05.06.2021.

21.09.21 22:22
Azerbaijan's third new generation chemical tanker RST12C "Akademik Khoshbakht Yusifzade" was launched

On Oilmen's Day, September 20, 2021, the third new generation chemical tanker "Akademik Khoshbakht Yusifzade" (construction number 112) of RST12C project, built in Azerbaijan, was launched. The vessel was launched from the floating dock at the shipyard's construction and installation yard using hydraulic trolleys.
The customer is Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company (ASCO), with Rauf Veliyev as chairman of the shipping company.
ASCO Chairman Rauf Veliyev, General Director of Baku Shipyard Imanverdi Hasanov, staff of both organisations as well as students of the Azerbaijan State Maritime Academy attended the launching ceremony of the RST12C project tanker.
ASCO chairman Rauf Valiyev noted that in accordance with the order signed by President Ilham Aliyev on 15 January 2020, the vessel of RST12C project, which was launched for the next phase of construction, was named after the living legend of the oil industry, prominent petroleum scientist and geologist, SOCAR First Vice-President Academician Khoshbakht Yusifzade.
The source of the photos is the website of the Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company.
The RST12C was designed by the Marine Engineering Bureau.
The British Royal Society RINA has included the lead tanker of the RST12C "Lachin" project, built for ASCO at the Baku plant, in its Significant Ships of 2019 (50 best ships built in the world in 2019).
The new RST12C tankers have an enhanced 'Caspian' function:
• with a "Caspian" draft of 4.54 m the deadweight is 7875 tonnes (the RST27 project has a deadweight of 7030 tonnes), an increase of 845 tonnes;
• the capacity of cargo tanks is designed to carry oil products from the Caspian region and has been increased by raising the trunk to 9190 m³ (the RST27 has 8100 m³), i.e. by 1090 m³.
Class of the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping- KM Ice1 R2-RSN(4.5) AUT1-ICS VCS ECO-S OMBO Oil tanker/Chemical tanker type 2 (ESP).
Like other Marine Engineering Bureau mixed river-sea tankers, the RST12C project vessels use as single propeller-rudder propulsion and control units, have a developed trunk, use cargo submersible pumps, have no longitudinal bulkhead in the BF and no set in the cargo tanks.
Vessels of RST12C project meet the dimensions of the Volga-Don Canal and the Volga-Baltic Way. Overall length is 141.00 m, width is 16.9 m, side height is 6.0 m, trunk height is 1.75 m. Refers to Volgo-Don Max class tankers.
The design takes into account the special requirements of Russian and global oil companies, additional environmental restrictions of the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping class "ECO PROJECT". (ECO-S).
The vessel of RST12C project is intended for transportation of crude oil and oil products with density up to 1.015 t/m³, including petrol, without flashpoint limitation, with provision of cargo transportation with temperature maintenance of 50°C, as well as chemical cargoes:
Methyl alcohol;
Ethyl tert-butyl ether;
Ethylene glycol;
Methyl tert-butyl ether;
Ethyl alcohol;
Isopropyl alcohol;
Cacium lignosulphonate solution;
Ethyl acetate;
Hexane (all isomers);
Octanol (all isomers);
Sodium hydroxide solution;
Urea ammonium nitrate solution;
Diethylene glycol.
The simultaneous transportation of two (2) varieties of cargo is ensured.
Capacity of six cargo tanks and two slop tanks 9190 m³, deadweight in sea - 7875 tons at 4.54 m draught, in river at 3.60 m draught - 5447 tons, speed in operation - 10.0 knots.
The cargo system is designed for simultaneous transport of two types of cargo, with 6 x 200 m³/h cargo pumps. Two auxiliary steam boilers with a capacity of 2.5 t/h are installed.
The main engines are two 1200 kW medium-speed diesel engines, each running on IFO380 heavy fuel. The thruster is 230 kW.
The power plant consists of three 350 kW diesel generators and a 150 kW emergency standby diesel generator.
Crew - 11 people, seats - 14 + pilot.
Autonomy (sea/river) - 20 / 12 days.
The keel of the lead vessel of the RST12C project "Lachin" (construction number 110) was laid down on 29 June 2017. Launched on 21 February 2019 and put in to operation on 24 April 2020.
The keel of the second vessel, Kalbajar (construction number 111), was laid down on 09 December 2019. Launched on July 15, 2020 and put in to operation on September 10, 2021.
The keel of the third vessel "Akademik Hoshbakht Yusifzade" (construction number 112) is laid down (metal cutting) on 21 August 2019. Launched on 20 September 2021.
The keel of the fourth vessel (construction number 113) is laid down (metal cutting) on 21 August 2019.

20.09.21 23:55
Vyborg Shipyard put into operation the second processor-trawler of prj. KMT01 for NWFC "Norvegskoe More"

According to press-service of Vyborg Shipyard, on 20 September 2021 an act of acceptance of the second large stern freezer trawler-processor of KMT01 project "Norvegskoe More" (building No. 936) was signed.
The builder is Vyborg Shipyard (general director Alexander Solovyov).
The customer is Arkhangelsk Trawl Fleet (part of NWSC).
A total of four trawlers of the KMT01 project have been ordered for Vyborg Shipyard. The lead ship, Barents Sea, will be handed over in September 2020.
The lead large-capacity trawler of the KMT01 project, Barents Sea, has been named the best trawler-processor (factory) of 2020 by Baird Maritime.
Baird Maritime is one of the world's leading maritime publications. Founder of the renowned maritime news portal, Work Boat World, Fishing Boat World, Ship World, Ausmarine and Commercial Mariner magazines as well as the leading ship broking platforms and
The main purpose of the vessel: bottom trawling fishing with on-board processing of the catch and production of frozen products.
The daily output of frozen products is 100 tonnes, 60 tonnes of fish meal and fish oil, 5.000 cans of preserves and 40 tonnes of fillets.
The main fish species harvested are cod and haddock, as well as sea bass and wolffish.
Main types of products:
• decapitated and gutted fish;
• fillets;
• caviar;
• cod liver;
• fish meal;
• fish oil.
After processing and freezing, the catch is stored in a freezing hold with a capacity of about 2500 cubic meters. Fishmeal is stored in a separate hold with a capacity of 350 cubic meters.
The vessel is equipped to handle a single trawl and two trawls simultaneously.
The vessel has the following characteristics:
Overall length - about 86 m;
Breadth - 17.0 m;
Depth at main deck - 6.75 m;
Depth at trawl deck - 10.1 m;
Maximum stern draft - 8.9 m.
Russian Maritime Registry of Shipping class notation is - KM Ice3 AUT1 (REF) Fishing Vessel.
The vessel is expected to operate in the North Atlantic, the Barents Sea, the Norwegian Sea and the Greenland Sea.
The design speed of 15 knots is provided by a single 6.000 kW main engine running on the propeller shaft in a non-rotating nozzle.
Controllability, including when operating two trawls at the same time, is provided by a single Becker rudder with flap.
An 850 kW bow thruster is provided to improve controllability at low speeds.
Operation of the vessel's power plant is provided by two diesel generators of 900 kW and 500 kW, as well as a shaft generator of 3.200 kW. In addition, an ADG of approximately 116 kW is provided.
The hull and superstructure are of steel, the wheelhouse is of aluminium alloy. To ensure corrosion protection, in addition to paint and varnish materials, cathodic protection of the underwater part of the hull is provided, as well as zinc spraying of external surfaces of structures exposed to aggressive environment.
A stern crane with a lifting capacity of 6 t and an outreach of 15 m is available for fishing operations. For unloading work in port there is a crane in the middle part of the vessel with a lifting capacity of 3 t at 14 m outreach and a crane in the bow of the vessel with a lifting capacity of 2.5 t at 8 m outreach.
Fishing equipment (bottom trawling systems), as well as anchor mooring gear, are supplied complete with an automated control system.
The equipment of the fish processing plant consists of various types of filleting machines with a capacity of 40 tons per day, beheading and gutting machines as well as equipment for fish transport, sorting, fillet sorting, fish storage tanks, weighing tables, packing tables, etc., with a capacity of 100 tons of finished fresh-frozen products per day.
There will be a canning facility for the production of canned cod liver and caviar, as well as a fish milling facility with a capacity of 60 tonnes of finished product per day in fishmeal and fish oil.
Accommodation for 49 crew members is provided in comfortable single and double cabins, the vessel has a wardroom with a separate self-service area, as well as all necessary medical, sanitary and hygienic facilities, in accordance with the Sanitary Regulations for fishing fleet vessels. In addition, the vessel has a sports complex comprising a gym and a sauna.
A passive type stabiliser is also provided to ensure crew comfort when the vessel is not fully loaded. Diesel oil is used as the fluid in the system.
The vessel is equipped with radio and navigation equipment in accordance with her class and intended navigation area, as well as a set of specialised fishing equipment.
The keel of the lead vessel of the project KMT01 "Barents Sea", construction number 935 was laid down on 31.05.17. Launched on 05.12.18 and put in to operation on 08.09.20.
The keel of the second vessel "Norwegian Sea", construction number 936 was laid down on 26.01.18. She was launched on 17.05.19. and put in to operation on 20.09.21.
The keel of the third vessel "White Sea", construction number 937 was laid down on 25.05.18. Launched on 06.02.20.
The keel of the fourth vessel, "Kara Sea", construction number 938, was laid down on 20.12.18.

20.09.21 23:31
Report "Current trends in river vessel design: domestic and foreign experience"

On 20 September 2021, St. Petersburg hosted the international conference "Inland Waterways: Strategic Growth Potential" within the framework of the project "Future Potential of Inland Waterways, Infuture". The conference was organised by the Admiral Makarov State Maritime and River Fleet University (Rector S.O. Baryshnikov) with the support of the PortNews media group.
More than 90 specialists took part in the work.
There were 19 presentations.
The Marine Engineering Bureau prepared a report on "Modern trends in river vessel design: domestic and foreign experience".
The report describes the experience of designing modern intermodal vessels and gives characteristics of INF01, INF02 dry-cargo vessel concepts for prospective dimensions of Saimaa Canal, developed jointly with Admiral Makarov State Maritime and River Fleet University within the INFUTURE project.

20.09.21 23:10
Report "Current situation of the tug, bunkering and auxiliary fleet in Russian seaports and inland waterways"

On 20 September 2021, St. Petersburg hosted the IV International Conference on the Development of the Icebreaker and Auxiliary Fleet. The conference was organised by PortNews Media Group with the general support of Damen Shipbuilding Group.
More than 150 specialists from port fleet vessel operators, shipbuilders, design companies, shipping, agency and insurance companies, as well as classification societies and governmental customer companies, attended the event.
The Marine Engineering Bureau presented a report on "The current state of the tug, bunkering and auxiliary fleet in Russian seaports and inland waterways".
The report presents the results of a study by the Marine Engineering Bureau of statistics on the status in service, decommissioning patterns and projected composition (by project) up to 2030 of the old "Soviet" series of sea and river support, towing and bunkering vessels, based on data for September 2021.
A total of 4376 vessels were reviewed, including 30 river and river-sea icebreakers, 126 bunkering vessels, 122 track and survey vessels, 450 river port tugs, 426 sea and river-sea tugs and 3185 river tug and pusher vessels of designs built from the early 1960s to the beginning of this century.
A total of 2.570 vessels from the researched "Soviet" series are now in operation (74 vessels have been decommissioned in the two years from 2019). Based on the derived decommissioning patterns, it is expected that by 2025 there will be 1.750 vessels and by 2030 there will be 898 vessels (35% of the current number).

16.09.21 22:21
The 2nd cargo-passenger vessel of the 146-passenger "Pavel Leonov" pr. PV22 successfully completed its voyage along the Northern Sea Route to Sakhalin

On 16 September 2021, the second cargo-passenger vessel of PV22 project Pavel Leonov (construction number 222) for 146 passengers arrived at the port of Korsakov. Unlike the lead vessel of the PV22 project, "Admiral Nevelskoy", "Pavel Leonov" left Nevsky Shipyard for Sakhalin along the Northern Sea Route, the shortest sea route between the European part of Russia and the Far East. The ferry covered more than 10.69 thousand kilometers and took 37 days to cross.
The source of the photo material is the official website of the Governor and Government of Sakhalin Oblast.
A similar vessel, the "Admiral Nevelskoy" of the PV22 project, has already entered the line and is successfully operating on the Korsakov - Kurilsk - Yuzhno-Kurilsk - Malokurilskoye - Korsakov route. "Pavel Leonov" is about to go to sea.
- The vessels "Admiral Nevelskoy" and "Pavel Leonov" are of the same type. These vessels are very important for the population and development of the Sakhalin region, so that people can go on holiday, on a tourist trip, transport cargo or travel home, said Vladimir Shutko, head of the Sakhalin, Kuril and Kamchatka Sea Ports Administration.
- The vessels will go towards each other, in fact it will be a daily route. Consequently, there will be demand, which will affect the development of the Kuril Islands and Sakhalin tourism. Two more ferries have been ordered (CNF11CPD Marine Engineering Bureau project), they will run on the Vanino - Kholmsk route and will triple the cargo-passenger capacity and fully support the cargo flow of all Sakhalin development programmes before the bridge is built, said Valery Limarenko, Governor of Sakhalin Oblast.
The new PV22 vessels are capable of sailing all year round, even in harsh winters when ice fields are encountered on the route, as they have an enhanced ice class and are adapted for long-distance autonomous operation.
The construction of the vessels was done as part of the programme "Social and Economic Development of the Kuril Islands 2016-2025".
Builder - Nevsky Shipyard (General Director Evgeny Kuznetsov).
The customer is AO "Sakhalinleasingflot".
The concept and design documentation of the vessel in the construction of the PV22 project were developed by the Marine Engineering Bureau.
The vessel is designed to transport 146 passengers, general cargo, containers (including refrigerated) and vehicles between Sakhalin Island and the Kuril Islands and it is equipped with a cargo crane with the ability to handle cargo operations on an unequipped shore.
The new concept of the PV22 project has improved icebreaking capability, because it was based on the project of and Arctic rescuer MPSV07, improved maneuverability compared to existing vessels due to the thruster and 2 propellers. The capacity of the hold is 895 cubic meters. m (208-215 cubic meters. m. on present vessels). The vessel has the ability to transport 24 containers, including 8 reefer container and 6 vehicles on deck. The reserve movement is provided by a two-shaft twin-engine installation. There are cabins for people with disabilities.
The Maximum length - 75.00 m. Estimated length - 69.72 m. Overall width - 16.00 m. Estimated width - 15.50 m. Depth - 6.70 m.
Passengers are accommodated in a luxury cabin for passengers with one bed, with an individual bathroom and shower; 30 double/quadruple cabins for passengers, with an individual bathroom and shower (including 1 cabin for 1-2 passengers with disabilities and an accompanying person); 6 four-bed cabins, with individual bathroom and shower; mother and child cabins (+ 2 of the double/four-bed passenger cabins meet the requirements, applied to the cabins of mother and child). The total number of stationary beds is 86/146 (double / quadruple accommodation).
Restaurant for passengers works in two shifts (74 seats).
Medical facilities include a single sanitary cabin with an individual bathroom with a bath and shower, a two-bed hospital with an individual bathroom with a bath and shower, and an ambulance room.
With a draught of 5.00 m, the deadweight of the vessel is about 1830 tons. The cargo is placed in a hold with a capacity of 895 cubic meters and on deck, including packed dangerous goods.
To unload the cargo, a cargo crane with a lifting capacity of up to 30.5 tons was installed with an outreach of 12 m to 18 m (cranes with a lifting capacity of 2.5-3.5 tons on present vessels).
The vessel was designed due to Russian Maritime Registry of Shipping class notation of KM Arc4 I AUT1-ICS CONT (deck, cargo hold) DG (pack) Passenger ship.
Main engine power 2 x 1800 kW. Speed 14.2 knots. Autonomy 15 days.
Bow thruster - 200 kW.
Crew of 22 people is accommodated in 5 block cabins, consisting of a cabinet and a bedroom with an individual bathroom and shower (captain, chief mate, passenger assistant to the captain, chief engineer, representative of the ship owner's company), 10 single cabins and 9 double cabins. The total number of accommodations for the crew is 28. There is a single cabin for the pilot with an individual bathroom.
Keel of the PV22 lead vessel "Admiral Nevelsky" (building No. 221) was laid down on 12.03.19. She was launched on 28.05.2020. Put into operation 22.12.2020.
Keel of the second vessel "Pavel Leonov" (building No. 222) was laid down on 01.04.19. Launched on 06.08.2020. Put into operation 14.05.2021.