the Company Smart Maritime Group (Kherson, SMG) held the launching ceremony of the third saturated hull of chemical tanker for Dutch company VEKA Shipbuilding B. V. WT
the event, held at the site of the Kherson shipyard on 28 January, was attended by the citizens, Chairman of the Kherson regional state administration Yuriy Gusev, the mayor Vladimir mikolaenko, a representative of the client company High Spaargaren (Huig Spaargaren). An honour to be the godmother of the vessel was given to chief accountant of SMG Olga of Lubenchenko. She, along with the Director of marketing for Yuri Kornienko, broke a symbolic bottle of sparkling wine on Board of "SYNERGY".
"Today we have launched the third case, but Smart Maritime group is working on the construction of a fourth similar of chemical tanker. Just yesterday in Kherson was visited by the shipowner, expressed satisfaction with what he saw and said with confidence about the plans for the construction of the fifth corps. The client took the job without comment, and I can confirm his opinion: the vessel is built very professionally. Now in Europe there is a boom in shipbuilding, so we hope for further cooperation with SMG and not only in this project", said the representative of the company VEKA High Spaargaren.
General Director of Smart Maritime Group Dmitry Krasnikov has noted that if Ukraine wants to develop shipbuilding as one of the basic industries, it definitely requires special attention from the state.
"One of the key problems of the industry today is the attraction of available financial resources for the implementation of such long-term projects. We hope that in the foreseeable future the situation will change. However, successful implementation of this contract is another confirmation of the fact that our shipyards are willing to provide services for the shipbuilding and ship repair at the highest professional level," said Krasnikov.
the chemical Tanker is "SYNERGY" is built on Kherson shipyard on the Dutch project CAVALLI. The deadweight of the vessel is 5320 tons. Length – 110 m, width – 13.5 m, height – 6.6 m. the Tanker is designed for transportation of oil products and chemical cargoes on inland water routes of Europe.
In the framework of the contract made the hull, the installation of ship piping systems, installation of deck saturation, and also body paint. The order is executed in 8 months. The contract is worth 2.5 million euros. In the manufacture of the vessel used 1200 tons of high quality shipbuilding steel, is made mostly in the mills MMK and "Azovstal" Metinvest company.
Smart Maritime group is the largest shipbuilding company in Ukraine, which unites shipbuilding assets of Smart-Holding: Nikolaev, and the Kherson shipyard. The production capacity of the SMG allows you to build medium-duty complete vessels and perform ship-repair work. Customers of shipyards are companies from the Netherlands, Norway, the UK and other countries.