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Krasnoye Sormovo Shipyard Launches the TSHD1000-series Sommers for Rosmorport

Posted on February 2, 2016

Krasnoye Sormovo Shipyard (part of United Shipbuilding Corporation) today, January 29 launched the Sommers, the lead vessel of a series of three dredgers of TSHD 1000 design, being built for Rosmorport, the IAA PortNews correspondent reports from the launching ceremony.

The TSHDs series is scheduled for delivery in 2016. The contract between Rosmorport and Krasnoye Sormovo Shipyard was signed in April 2014 with the assistance of MNP Group. Keel laying of the Sommers was held in November 2014.

The TSHD 1000 was designed by Damen Shipyards Gorinchem and working design documentation was provided by Volga-Caspian Design Bureau.

Class notation: KM (*) Ice1 R1 AUT2 Hopper Dridger

Vessel particulars: LOA – 62,6 m; Beam – 14 m; Draft – 4,25 m: Hopper capacity – 1000 m3; Deadweight – 1685 tonnes; Trailing pipe diameter 500 mm; Total installed power 3225 kW. The TSHD 1000 series vessels feature outstanding dredging capabilities to dredge to a depth of 20 meters and operate at water temperatures -2 ° C to + 20 ° C.

All vessels will be tailored to satisfy customers requirements and to operate in local climatic conditions. MNP Group’s Civil Shipbuilding Director MNP Andrei Ivanov said the TSHD 1000 vessels will feature state-of-the-art package of dredging solutions.

The shipbuilder plans to deliver all the three TSHDs named Sommers, Kronshlot and Kadosh, on-budget and ahead of schedule, in the 2016 summer and autumn navigation season. The TSHDs will perform maintenance dredging in the basins and assess channels of the ports of Ust-Luga, Big Port St. Petersburg and Tuapse.

MNP Group (Marine Oil & Gas Projects) is engaged in shipbuilding. MNP Group incorporates leading Russian shipbuilding company Nizhniy Novgorod based Krasnoye Sormovo Shipyard and naval architecture and marine engineering firm Volgo-Caspian Design Bureau, as well as Engineering Plants – Sormovskoye Mashinostroeniye, Nizhniy Novgorod and Volgograd Special Engineering Plant. The Group specializes in Project Management and is one of the leading Russian engineering companies.

Kroasnye Sormovo Plant is one of the oldest Russian shipbuilding companies, founded back in 1849. All vessels built at Krasnoye Sormovo shipyard meet the requirements of MARPOL conventions, having the state-of-the-art equipment. The shipyard specializes in civil shipbuilding, construction of sea-going and mixed river-sea vessels. Some of the ships built by Krasnoye Sormovo are in the list of Significant Ships of RINA.

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