Ceremonial keel-laying of RST25 Project tanker was held onMarch 25, 2016, at Astrakhan-based shipyard Lotus (United Shipbuilding Corporation). The ship which was built for shipping company Volgotrans is the third vessel of this project under construction at Lotus shipyard, says the project designer Marine Engineering Bureau.
Unlike the first two vessels, this one’s design has been modified to build a tanker – oil product carrier – chemical tanker IMO2. Apart from the conventional oil cargo it will be able to carry also vegetable oils and chemical cargo.
The vessels of Project RST25 are intended for mixed river-sea transportation of crude oil and petroleum products, including gasoline, with no flash point limits and cargo temperature of 60°С, as well as vegetable oils and chemical cargo. Simultaneous transportation of 2 sorts of cargo is provided.