14 September 2018, Krasnoye Sormovo shipyard (a company of United Shipbuilding Corporation), State Transport Leasing Company and shipping company Pola Rise have signed the delivery certificated for the Pola Feodosia, yet another dry cargo carrier of Project RSD59.
The ship named Pola Sofia is the fourth dry cargo carrier delivered to Pola Rise under a contract signed in December 2016 for construction of a series of five RSD59 ships. The ship launched on 17 August 2018 has undergone mooring and sea trials The ship homeported in Big Port St. Petersburg will be sent to the customer in the nearest future.
As it was reported earlier, lead ship, Pola Makaria was delivered in May; the second ship in the series, Pola Filofea – in July; the third one, Pola Sofia – in August. The fifth ship, Pola Fila, is being prepared for launching scheduled for 21 September 2018.
In December 2016, Krasnoye Sormovo Shipyard signed a three-party agreement with the State Transport Leasing Company (STLC) and the shipping company Pola Rise for the construction and delivery of five RSD 59 dry cargo vessels in 2018. Keel laying for all five ships took place in autumn 2017.
RSD59 ships of Volgo-Don Max class have the maximum dimensions to sail along the Volga-Don canal.
The design complies with all international requirements on maritime transportation of cargo.
The vessel is designed for transportation of general, containerized cargo, timber, grain, oversize cargo and dangerous goods of B Class in R2 navigation area with waves up to 3% and standing off a place of shelter within 100 miles (distance between shelters should not exceed 200 miles), inland waterways of Russia (with some restrictions).
Key particulars of the ship: LOA – 140.88 m; Breadth – 16.98 m; Depth – 6 m; River/Sea DWT – 5,128/7,535 m; Cargo holds capacity – 11,292 m; Number of holds – two, River/Sea draft – 3.6/4.53 m, Endurance – 20/12 days.
Class notation: КМ Ice2 R2 АUT1-ICS CONT (deck, cargo holds Nos.1.2) DG (bulk, pack).
Project RSD59 designer is Marine Engineering Bureau – Design SPb. Working design document was developed by Volga-Caspian Design Bureau.
Krasnoye Sormovo PJSC is one of the oldest shipbuilding companies in Russia, founded in 1849. Throughout the 75-year period, more than three hundred submarines and rescue vehicles including 25 nuclear ones have been built and modernized by Krasnoye Sormovo shipyard. Today, Krasnoye Sormovo builds vessels of commercial fleet meeting the requirements of international conventions on reliability and safety. Some of Krasnoye Sormovo tankers are in the list of Significant Ships of the Year by the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA).
United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC OJSC) is the largest shipbuilding company in Russia. It was set up in 2007 with 100% federal ownership. The holding comprises 40 companies and organizations (major shipbuilding and ship repairing companies as well as leading design bureaus). Currently, USC consolidates the bulk of the domestic shipbuilding complex. The Russian market is the main focus of the state corporation though it also exports its products to 20 countries worldwide.
MNP Group (Marine Oil & Gas Projects) is the Company Manager of shipbuilding projects. With its extensive experience in civil shipbuilding MNP Group ensures efficient response to market changes, comprehensive use of its resources and accurate compliance with deadlines under shipbuilding contracts.