On the 22nd of December 2017 at Nevsky shipyard the keel of the fourth RSD59 project dry-cargo vessel was laid, yard No.594. The vessel is being built for "Pola Rise", LCC (Russia). The construction contracts were signed in December 2016 between “Nevsky Shipyard” LLC, CJSC "State Transport Leasing Company" and "Pola Rise", LCC. The project is developed by CJSC “Marine engineering Bureau-design-SPb.
The vessel is designed for transportation of general and bulk cargo (including grains), packaged lumber, logs, scrap metal in bundles and rolls, large, lengthy and heavy cargo, coal, dangerous goods of 1.4S, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.1, 8, 9 class in accordance with IC IMDG and Appendix B of the BC Code.
The main advantages of dry cargo vessel project RSD59:
- The height of the hold is 9000 mm, which allows transportation of containers up to 9.6 feet high
- "high cube containers" (3 such containers in height)
- Hatch covers of a removable type are installed. Opening and closing of each section is carried out with the help of a special gantry crane, which is located in the march near the fore bulkhead of the residential superstructure
- movement and controllability are provided by two RRS (better maneuverability in narrow areas, more cargo space due to reduction of the size of machine room).
One of the main advantages of the RSD59 project is the presence of a large hold 77.35 m long which allows oversized project cargoes to be transported in direct Europe-Caspian cargoes, which should significantly affect the overall financial result of the operation.
The project is designed for the class KM Ice2 R2 AUT1-ICS of the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping and meets all the requirements of international conventions in force at the time of the vessel's laying. By displacement the vessels of RSD59 project are by far the largest of dry cargo vessels satisfying the dimensions of the Volga-Don shipping channel.