Zvezda Shipyard lays down fifth Aframax tanker
The vessel is named after the first President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev.
During the festive ceremony, Managing Director of Zvezda Sergey Tsêtreko and Governor of Primorsky Territory Oleg Kozhemyako placed a memorial laying tablet to the keel portion of the future tanker.
In total, the Zvezda complex's order book includes a set of 12 Aframax style tankers.
Currently the shipyard is under construction for five of them. The series flagman ship was launched in May 2020, and is being tested for mooring.
With a length of 250 m, a width of 44 m and a deadweight of 114 thousand tons, Aframax tankers would be the first such vessels constructed in Russia.
Equipped with the most advanced Class A automation system, green Aframax tankers are designed to transport crude oil in an limitless area of navigation thanks to propulsion machines which can operate on liquefied natural gas in compliance with high environmental standards.
Zvezda is able to manufacture state-of-the-art large-capacity boats, thanks to the specialized equipment.
Russia's most advanced shipyard uses high-precision marking, welding, and cutting processes, like the laser one, as well as 3D-modelling.
On instruction of Russia's President Vladimir Putin, the Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex is designed by the Rosneft-led Consortium. The order portfolio of the Shipyard actually numbers 39 vessels (59 vessels including options).
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