First steel cut for second tanker in series for Sovcomflot

Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex (Photo: Zvezda)

Russia’s Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex has cut the first steel for a new Aframax tanker ordered by local operator Sovcomflot.

The vessel will be the second in a series of two ordered by Sovcomflot. The first tanker will soon begin undergoing trials and is scheduled for delivery in 2022.

The tankers will each have a length of 250 metres, a beam of 44 metres, and a deadweight of 114,000 tonnes.

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