Baltic Shipyard held an official launching and naming ceremony on June 19, 2012 for the fourth vessel in a series of non-self-propelled oil tankers of 2734 Project, built under order of the group of companies “Baltic Fuel Company” (BFC). The vessel was named “Ksenia”.
Construction of the four tankers series started in January 2011, in line with a contract signed in November 2010. The serial tankers order is funded with the assistance of a permanent partner of BFC – Bank Saint Petersburg. Investments in the construction amounted to about RUB 400 million.
The vessels, designed by LLC Marine Engineering Bureau, are intended for transportation of oil products with flash point of 60 Cº and above, including those requiring heating. Navigation area – inland waterways and marine areas for non-self-propelled cargo vessels, where the broken ice thickness does not exceed 20 cm. The tanker is equipped with a double bottom and double sides. The vessel’s capacity – 5000 tons, length – 108.32 m, breadth – 16.86 m, depth – 4.75 m. The main method of steering the ship is pushing, an additional – towing.
The tanker was constructed under the supervision of the Russian River Register in accordance with modern standards, rules and regulations of commercial shipbuilding.
“Baltic Shipyard has executed the order in time specified by the contract terms, which allows BFC to adhere strictly to its plans for work in the 2012 summer navigation on the inland waterways of Russia,” says General Director of Baltic Fuel Company Stanislav Korneev. “This year, the company will deploy on Russia’s inland waterways six tankers of total capacity of 30,000 tons for transportation of oil products.”
The lead ship of the series “Taisiya” (Thais) was launched on September 27, 2011. The second serial vessel was named “Maria” and was launched on December 29, 2011. The third vessel – “Mira” was floated out on April 27, 2012. All three ships have successfully completed sea trials and are currently engaged in transportation of oil products on the Russian inland waterways.
Source: balticfuel, June 21, 2012