Krasnoye Sormovo shipyard (United Shipbuilding Corporation) has completed the series of Russia’s first dredgers of TSHD 1000 design having delivered the Kadosh to FSUE Rosmorport.
Launched on October 5, the Kadosh successfully underwent mooring and sea trials. The acceptance/delivery certificate has been signed at the beginning of December.
The Kadosh is intended for operation at the port of Tuapse.
The Sommers and the Kronshlot, first two dredgers delivered to Rosmorport earlier, are already deployed, as intended, in the water areas and at the approaches to Makhachkala and Ust-Luga seaports.
The experts mark high operational characteristics of the ships’ dredging equipment, excellent performance of general shipboard systems and specific systems related to loosening, excavation and dumping of material. Having built this series Krasnoye Sormovo has confirmed once more its ability to meet the challenges of any level. The shipyard has obtained new experience and competence in construction of modern dredging equipment. Krasnoye Sormovo also has sufficient facilities to execute similar orders in the future.
The contract between Rosmorport and Krasnoye Sormovo shipyard on construction and delivery of three ships of TSHD 1000 design was signed in April 2014.
The TSHD 1000 series vessels are able to dredge to a depth of 20 meters and operate at water temperatures from -2 degrees C to + 20 C.
The TSHD 1000 was designed by Damen Shipyards Gorinchem (Netherlands) while working design documentation was provided by Volga-Caspian Design Bureau (MNP Group, Russia).
Krasnoye Sormovo shipyard, incorporated in United Shipbuilding Corporation, is one of the oldest Russia’s shipbuilding companies, founded in 1849. Throughout the 75-year period, more than three hundred submarines and rescue vehicles including 25 nuclear ones have been built and modernized by Krasnoye Sormovo shipyard. Today Krasnoye Sormovo builds vessels of commercial fleet meeting the requirements of international conventions on reliability and safety. Some of Krasnoye Sormovo tankers are in the list of Significant Ships of the Year by the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA). (Portnews/Business World Magazine)