March 26, 2021 (Google Translation) – At the Nevsky Shipyard (part of the United Shipbuilding Corporation), the laying of a medium sea tanker of Project 23130 (serial number 902) took place.
This is the first vessel in a series of three Project 23130 medium seagoing tankers under construction under a contract with the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation signed in December 2020.
The keel-laying ceremony was attended by representatives of the Department of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation for ensuring the state defense order, the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping, the Spetsudoproekt design bureau and others. The new vessel will become the second project 23130 medium sea tanker, which has no analogues on the territory of the Russian Federation.
The main purpose of the Project 23130 medium sea tanker is to receive, store, transport and transfer various liquid cargoes for the fleet: fuel oil, diesel fuel, engine oil, aviation kerosene, and fresh water. It is also possible to transport dry cargo, including various technical and skipper property, food.
A supply tanker is capable of transferring and receiving liquid cargo without mooring to another motor ship, as well as receiving, storing, transporting and transferring dry cargo using a system of traverse cargo transfer at sea.
The functionality of the tanker will allow it to supply fuel simultaneously to three ships sailing from it at a distance of 50 to 100 meters aboard or by wake.
The independent navigation of the ship in the regions of the non-Arctic seas is not limited by anything. It corresponds to the category of ice reinforcement “Arc 4” and has the ability to independently navigate in thin one-year Arctic ice with a thickness of up to 0.8 meters in summer-autumn and up to 0.6 meters in winter-spring navigation.