A new Aframax tanker under construction for Sovcomflot has been laid down at the Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex. According to Rosneft, it is the sixth vessel in a series of 12 tankers included in Zvezda’s order portfolio. The flagman ship of the series was launched earlier.
The tanker will be named “Ocean Avenue” after the main street of Vladivostok, the capital of Primorsky Kray and the Far Eastern Federal District.
An agreement on the construction and chartering of two oil tankers was concluded between Rosneft, Zvezda Shipyard, Arctic Leasing (a company of the VEB Leasing Group) and SCF Eco (a company of the Sovcomflot Group) during the 4th Eastern Economic Forum in September 2018. The delivery of the first tanker to the customer is scheduled for 2022.
With a length of 250 m, a width of 44 m, and a deadweight of 114 thousand tons, these Aframax tankers will be the first vessels of this type built in Russia. They will be equipped with the most advanced class A automation system.
The green Aframax tankers are designed to transport crude oil in an unlimited navigation area thanks to the propulsion machinery that can run on environmentally friendly fuel, liquefied natural gas, in accordance with high environmental standards.