The Russian Nevsky shipyard is to build four multipurpose small-draught salvage vessels of length 79.85m and width of 17.36m, writes Jaroslaw Adamowski.
Nevsky Shipyard obtained the contract to build the vessels for the Russian state authorities, from the government-run Direction of State Contractor of Marine Transport Development Programmes, the shipbuilder said in a press release.
The deal was awarded through an "open competitive tender," Nevsky said.
Deliveries of the salvage craft, known as ‘project MPSV12’, are scheduled for late December 2018, and the vessels will be in service at Russia’s Astrakhan, Arhangelsk, Novorossiysk and Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky ports. Local news site Portnews.ru reported the contract value to be about RUB 7.9billion (US$184.5million).
Each will be powered by two main engines, each rated 2,600kW, which the yard estimates will enable a speed capability of 14 knots.
Based in Shlisselburg, in Russia’s north-western part, Nevsky Shipyard was set up in 1952. The company says it specialises in building ready-to-operate vessels of various types, which include salvage vessels, tankers, dry-cargo vessels, tug-boats, run-about boats, auxiliary and supply vessels.