The second combined vessel”Balt Flot 2″ has been launched at the Oka shipyard Navashino, Nizhegorodsky region.
The new RST54 project for sea-and-river-going vessels has been officially launched. This one-of-a-kind “platform/tanker” can carry oil products ex river ports and dry cargo, automobiles or containers on its return trip.
The unique multi-product carrier type vessel “Balt Flot 1” Marine Engineering Bureau project RST54 was launch on the 10th of July 2014 at the Oka shipyard Navashino, Nizhegorodsky region, on behalf of Russian ship-owner “BF Tanker” St Petersburg.
The project is unique as it can provide back-haul shipments of containers and other general cargoes including oversized industrial equipment up to 4500 tons, this is ideal for clients that are currently modernizing their refining facilities in the region of oil product loading. “Balt Flot 1” is the first of a series of ten ships of this type whose completed delivery is targeted for October 2015. Finally commissioning of “Balt Flot 1” is scheduled for October 2014, thereafter it will beginning transporting petroleum products on behalf of Litasco, the international trading subsidiary of oil major Lukoil. The ships have a deadweight of 5,589 tons with a draft of 3.6 meters in fresh water. They are designed to transport clean and dirty products (5653 m3) as well as dry cargoes including containers (148 TEUS), equipment, heavy bulk cargoes and oversize goods (4,500 tons).