On August 15th, 2011 keel-laying for the third in the series self-propelled dry-cargo vessel of RSD49 project, Yard No. 403 took place at Nevsky Shipyard.
In accordance with the terms of the shipbuilding contract Nevsky Shipyard is to construct a series of 10 river-sea dry-cargo vessels of approximately 7,000 dwt.
The Customer is “North-Western Fleet”, JSC.
The Project is developed by “Marine Engineering Bureau-Design-SPb”, JSC in close co-operation with the specialists of the Customer and Shipyard.
On December 14th, 2010 - keel-laying for the first in the series self-propelled dry-cargo vessel of project RSD49, Yard No. 401.
On April 20th , 2011 - a keel-laying for the second self-propelled dry-cargo vessel, project RSD49, Yard No. 402
The vessel will have the following principal dimensions and features:
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 vessel is being constructed in accordance with the Rules of and under supervision of Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RMRS) and will be classed with: КМ Iсе2 R2 AUT1-C
Self-propelled dry-cargo vessel of project RSD49 is intended for carrying of general and bulk cargoes including steel, grain, coal, timber, coil, large-dimension and heavy-weight cargoes and hazardous cargoes of classes 1, 1.4S, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 of IMDG Code and the Appendix B of the BC Code in the Caspian Sea as well as in the Mediterranean Sea, Black Sea, Baltic Sea, North Sea including routes around Europe and on the Irish Sea in winter.
Cargo holds are designed of the box shape, smooth-wall, providing self-shifting of cargo.
There are three cargo holds, in particular one of them has a 50 m long cutout which makes it possible to transport, among other things, “design” oversize and heavy-lift cargoes to offshore projects in the Caspian Sea. The vessels of project RSD49 with their displacement will be the largest dry-cargo vessels to meet the requirements for dimensions of Volga-Don Ship Canal.
Movement and controllability of the vessel are provided by two fixed pitch propellers with 2600 mm diameter, two suspended balanced rudders and 200 kW bow thruster.