Okskaya Sudoverf launches fifth vessel of Project ROB20

Okskaya Sudoverf has launched Belmax 5, the fifth non-self-propelled oil barge of Project ROB20, built for the State Transport Leasing Company.

The shallow-draught double hull oil barge design was developed by Marine Engineering Bureau.

The vessel is intended for transportation of petroleum products, primarily fuel oil, with a flashpoint of 61ºC and above and feature improved level of environmental friendliness.

The barge will be operated by Belmax Shipping Company on the Belaya, Kama and Volga rivers.

The contract for Project ROB20 oil barges was signed on October 31, 2017. The keel-laying ceremony for the fifth vessel was held on March 26, 2018.

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