Why the first Aframax tanker launched was the pride of Russia


On May 12, the tanker Vladimir Monomakh was launched. This is the first Aframax class vessel built at the Zvezda shipyard in the Far East. The 250-meter giant, designed to transport oil in an unlimited area, is a real victory and pride of our country. And that's why.


Firstly, a new generation Russian tanker received an engine operating on LNG. In comparison with similar vessels operating on heavy fuel, Vladimir Monomakh emits significantly less harmful substances into the atmosphere. In particular, sulfur and soot are 100%, which is extremely important today, given the tightening of international rules governing the sulfur content in liquid marine fuel.

Secondly, Vladimir Monomakh is the first LNG tanker built in Russia. Previously, such ships were ordered exclusively at Korean shipyards. And, despite the fact that this Aframax partially consists of foreign components, further localization requirements will be tightened. Starting from the 10th vessel, all tankers of this class will be completely domestic.

It is worth noting that Vladimir Monomakh is not the only Russian LNG-powered vessel. In February, at the Zelenodolsk plant them. Gorky (Tatarstan) was laid passenger river ship "The Seagull", also operating on liquefied natural gas.

Regarding Zvezda, it is estimated that 200 different watercraft will be built here, including the Leader icebreaker. At the same time, an unfinished shipyard provides jobs for about 6 thousand people, and in the coming years another 10 thousand jobs will be created here.

Photos used: SSK Zvezda
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  1. Sergey Latyshev Offline
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 17 May 2020 12: 33
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    Well done. BUT it would be better to say something specific about tonnage,% of import substitution and characteristics in the text.
    And then the first and all, the process continues ....
    1. Sergey Tokarev Offline
      Sergey Tokarev (Sergey Tokarev) 17 May 2020 20: 52
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      Aframax is not enough ??? Yandex to help. The length of the vessel is 250 meters, the width is 44 meters, the deadweight is 114 thousand tons, the speed is 14,6 knots, the ice class is ICE-1A.
      1. Sergey Latyshev Offline
        Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 17 May 2020 23: 11
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        If people themselves search in Yandex, then what for articles write something in 5 paragraphs?
        1. Sergey Tokarev Offline
          Sergey Tokarev (Sergey Tokarev) 19 May 2020 05: 01
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          And the drawings of the tanker, the wiring diagram and the grade of steel from which the bolts on which the door is mounted in the captain's toilet are made, can you not tell here?
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            1. Sergey Tokarev Offline
              Sergey Tokarev (Sergey Tokarev) 19 May 2020 09: 40
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              You are only interested in bolts here, the rest is enough the fact of launching the vessel into the water, without additional details !!!!!!!!
              1. Sergey Latyshev Offline
                Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 19 May 2020 10: 39
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                So, you are not special in outhouse bolts. And why then did you mention them ...

                And all / not all ... a childish argument.
          2. Levius RU Offline
            Levius RU (Levius RU) 20 May 2020 08: 20
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            Did I miss something? They have not been indicated? But they didn’t bring a certificate for explosion-proof bolts ...... Ahhh, we all die !!!!!