Okskaya Sudoverf lays keel for eighth Project ROB20 barge

The first barge of Project ROB20
The first barge of Project ROB20

Okskaya Sudoverf has laid down the eight non-self-propelled tank barge of Project ROB20 for the State Transport Leasing Company.

Non-self-propelled tank barges of Project ROB20 are intended for transportation of petroleum products with a flashpoint of 610oC and above. Heavy fuel oil is the key cargo. With their double sides and double bottoms, the vessels feature an improved level of environmental friendliness.

The barges will be operated on the Belaya, Kama and Volga rivers.

The vessel was designed by Marine Engineering Bureau.

A series of ten vessels is being built under a leasing scheme. The contract for construction of the barges was signed on 31 October 2017.

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