On 31 July 2018, Okskaya Sudoverf shipyard (a company of UCL Holding) delivered the fifth non-self-propelled tank barge of Project ROB20, Belmax 5, to the customer, PAO STLC.
Non-self-propelled tank barges of Project ROB20 are intended for transportation of petroleum products with a flashpoint of 610C and above. 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 contract for construction of the barges was signed on 31 October 2017. The keel of the fifth barge was laid down on 26 March 2018.
About Okskaya Sudoverf:
AO Okskaya Sudoverf is a modern shipbuilding enterprise, a part of VBTH division of the international transportation group UCL Holding. Okskaya Sudoverf specializes in the construction of oil tankers, medium-tonnage dry cargo vessels of mixed 'river-sea' class, containerships, special crafts and barges. In 2015, Okskaya Sudoverf became the second largest shipyard in Russia in terms of the total newbuilds’ tonnage.
Universal Cargo Logistics Holding (UCL Holding) is an international transportation group consolidating a number of Russian shipping, stevedoring, shipbuilding, railway and logistic companies: Freight One, Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg, Container Terminal Saint-Petersburg, Multipurpose Reloading Complex, Tuapse Commercial Seaport, Taganrog Commercial Seaport, Volga Shipping Company, North-Western Shipping Company, V.F. Tanker, Okskaya Sudoverf.