Elena Ilyushkina, a crane operator of the transport and logistics section, became the godmother of the new vessel. According to a long-standing tradition, to the applause of shipbuilders, she smashed symbolic bottles of champagne on the side, and the director of the plant, Vladimir Zhmur, gave the command to launch the ship. In 15 minutes, a powerful launching device moved the order to the water, after which the tugs transferred it to the outfitting pier, where the final work and testing of mechanisms began.
Let us remind you that the main characteristics of the vessel are: length - 90 m, width - 16 m, side height - 4.2 m, total cargo hold capacity - 5050 cubic meters. m and carrying capacity - 3000 tons. Its purpose is to carry out transportation of general and bulk cargo at any time of the year by all inland waterways of Ukraine.
Non-self-propelled vessels of the NBL-91 project are universal and demonstrate good performance on all Ukrainian rivers, but the first of them were built specifically for the revival of navigation on the Southern Bug River. And it is thanks to NIBULON's comprehensive approach to solving this problem that the main waterway of the south of the country started working. In 2019, the company transported more than 800 thousand tons of various cargoes in the Southern Bug and continues to work to increase the volume of cargo transported by rivers.
Now, six non-self-propelled vessels of the NBL-91 project under the NIBULON flag go by the country's inland waterways, and the total number of the company's fleet has reached 85 units.