Launching of mv "Tavrichesky Bridge"
The ceremony of launching of another product carrier ordered by Sovcomflot – the Russian shipping company – took place at the Admiralty Shipyards in St.Petersburg on 16 June 2006.
The ship was named “Tavrichesky most” or Tavrichesky Bridge in English, after one of the bridges of St.Petersburg.
The tanker is of 47,400 dwt, its LOA is 182.28 m, moulded breadth is 32.25 m and the cruising range is more than 15,000 miles.
Tavrichesky Bridge has been designed to ship 5 various types of cargo, including crude oil and oil products, simultaneously, in 10 cargo tanks.
This is the 6th ship in the series of product carriers ordered by Sovcomflot from the Admiralty Shipyards. The tankers – Troitsky Bridge, Tuchkov Bridge, Tower Bridge, Torgovy Bridge and Teatralny Bridge, delivered earlier by Russian ship builders, are providing transportation services to Sovcomflot’s clients.
Shipbuilding contracts on the expansion of 05-55 product carriers project up to 9 ships was signed by Sovcomflot and Admiralty Shipyards in May 2006.
FSUE “Admiralty Shipyards” is the oldest yard of Russia established by Peter the Great on 5 November 1704. The yards of today are engaged in designing, building and in modernization of merchant marine vessels, as well as in construction and rebuilding of ships for the Navy. During three centuries more than 2.6 thousand ships were built at the Admiralty Shipyards.
JSC “Sovcomflot” is one of the biggest Russian shipping companies owning the fleet of 52 vessels of total 4.1m dwt. The company specializes in energy shipping. Out of the total amount, 41 vessels are tankers of total deadweight of more than 3.9m tons. All the tankers are double-hulled with average age being 5.2 years. The fleet of the company comprises 16 product carriers of the total deadweight of more than 750,000 tons. Taking into account the order portfolio, Sovcomflot is among 10 world major players in this segment of the market.