The keel-laying of the fourth of Aframax tanker took place on the open final assembly area of Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex.
There are 12 tankers in the series of Aframax tankers. Manufacturing and assembly of sections of the first three tankers are performed in the shops and on the slipway of the enterprise in current times.
Aframax tankers will be the first vessels of this type built in Russia. “Green” Aframax tankers are used for transportation of crude oil and oil products in unrestricted navigation. The vessel was designed in line with high environmental standards: the main and auxiliary power installations can work on the environmental responsible fuel- liquefied natural gas. The length of the future tanker is 250 meters, beam moulded is 44 meters, deadweight is 114,000 tons. Aircraft platform is provided on the tanker.
The managing director of Zvezda SSC, LLC Sergey Tseluiko and customer's inspector of tanker, chief engineer of NK “Rosnefteflot” Yuriy Atyakshev attached memorable inset nameplate to the keel section of the future tanker during official ceremony involving shipyard specialists.
As noted Sergey Tseluyko, in the current context just such vessels will be able to sail across the whole world’s ocean without restriction.
“The serial production is the perspective of stability, and “Zvezda” has some orders. The main Customer - “Rosneft” provided the load of work program for shipyard until 2025. The keel-laying of the fourth of Aframax tanker has already shown, that we are very effective, the shipyard ready to build new tankers for Russia, gas-carriers and supply vessels for drilling rigs, and other kinds of marine facilities”, accented Sergey Tseluyko.