On April 20th, 2011 Nevsky Shipyard, LLC laid down the keel of the second dry-cargo vessel, project RSD49.
This vessel is the second in a series of 10 river-sea dry-cargo vessels of 7,000 dwt, project RSD49. The RSD49 vessels are indented for North-Western Shipping Company, JCS. The vessels have been constructed at Nevsky Shipyard, LLC since December, 2010. A solemn ceremony of keel-laying for lead dry-cargo vessel of project RSD49, Yard No. 401, took place on December 14th, 2010.
RSD49 project is developed by Marine Engineering Bureau-Design-SPb, JSC in close co-operation with the specialists of the Customer and Shipyard.
The vessels are being constructed in accordance with the Rules of and under supervision of Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RMRS) and will be classed with: КМ Ice2 R2 AUT1-C
Dry-cargo vessel of project RSD49 is intended for carrying general and bulk cargoes as well as timber. In addition, the second hold of the vessel with 50 m length makes it possible to transport long load cargoes, in particular large-diameter pipes for gas and oil pipelines. Also the vessel will transport packaged timber, metal and metal scrap, large-dimension and heavy-weight cargoes and some hazardous cargoes.
All the vessels of the series will have advanced equipment in the engine room: WARTSILA engines, type 6L20, automatic auxiliary diesel-generators. Automation class will make it possible to operate the vessel from the captain's bridge by one man.
The vessel will have the following principal dimensions:
- Length overall – 139,95 m
- Breadth overall – 16,7 m
- Draft in river – 3,6 m
- Cargo holds, length - 25 m + 50 m + 25 m
- Deadweight in river (draft 3,6 m) - about 4525 t
- Deadweight at sea (draft 4,7 m) - about 7000 t
- Capacity of cargo holds - about 10900 m3
The vessels of RSD49 project considering their displacement will be the largest dry-cargo vessels to meet the requirements for dimensions of Volga-Don Shipping Canal.