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The shipyard "Star" started mass production of tankers of the class "Aframaks" — Rambler News Service


Photo: Sergey of Mammoths/RIA Novosti the Shipyard "Star" started mass production of tankers of the class "Aframaks", it is said in the statement of Rosneft, one of shareholders of a shipyard. "On the ship-building Star complex in the city the Big Stone of Primorsky Krai the ceremony of cutting of metal for the second tanker of the class "Aframaks" with a deadweight of 114 thousand tons was held. The ceremony marked itself the beginning of mass production on the ship-building Star complex of the modern heavy-tonnage vessels intended for transportation of crude oil and oil products", - it is said in the statement. The Aframaks tankers will become the first vessels of this kind constructed in Russia. Descent to water of the head tanker is planned for 2020. Laying of the head vessel on an open fitting-out heavy building berth took place on September 11, 2018 during the visit on a shipyard "Star" of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin. According to the head of Rosneft Igor Sechin, the beginning of release of vessels like "Aframaks" is of particular importance for the country. According to him, the beginning of release of vessels like "Aframaks" — a national security issue and independence. "Афрамакс" is one of the most powerful vessels intended for transportation of oil and oil products and contains in itself more than 110 tons of oil. The ship-building Star complex is created on the basis of the Far East center of shipbuilding and ship repair by consortium as a part of Rosneftegaz, Rosneft and Gazprombank. Vessels with the displacement up to 350 thousand tons, elements of sea platforms, vessels of an ice class, commercial vessels for transportation of freights, special vessels and other types of marine facilities of any complexity, characteristics and appointments, including the technician which in Russia was not issued earlier due to the lack of necessary trigger and hydraulic engineering constructions will enter a product line of "Star".

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