Shipbuilding. Energy. Transport

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Novoships new tanker NS Bora delivered

On 31 March 2010, the delivery ceremony of the 156 800 DWT tanker NS Bora ordered by JSC Novoship (Novorossiysk Shipping Company, the Sovcomflot Group) took place at Jiangsu Rongsheng Heavy Industries.

The NS Bora has the following specifications:

  • length on average - 274.5 m
  • breadth moulded - 48 m
  • depth - 23.7 m
  • draft - 17 m
  • service speed (open water) - 15 knots
It is the second vessel in the series of four Suezmax-type tankers ordered by Novoship in accordance with the company's Fleet Renewal Programme. The new tanker has been built with consideration of existing major oil companies' projects and is intended for Russian cargoes. The vessels of this series meet Burgas - Alexandroupoli project's requirements and besides remain quite versatile. They can carry up to three different grades of cargo simultaneously.

The design and the operational characteristics of the vessels are in compliance with the ultimate requirements of Oil Majors as well as the requirements set by international and national conventions related to safety of navigation and protection of marine environment. Lloyd's Register has granted the NS Bora the Environmental Protection Class, which means conformity to the highest industry ecological standard possible, besides the vessel has got the Green Passport.

The Sovcomflot (SCF) Group believes its modern, well-maintained fleet is a significant competitive advantage in the global market. At present there are 11 new vessels on order representing one million deadweight tons at shipyards of Russia, South Korea and China. The vessels are scheduled for delivery by the fourth quarter of 2010.


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