Specialists of the Kherson shipyard Smart Maritime Group completed the modernization and put into operation the dry-cargo vessel Gelius 1 (Saint Kitts and Nevis flag).
During the modernization, the vessel was lengthened by 25.35 meters due to the insertion and became two-hold. At the same time, the total volume of holds increased by more than 64% to 7377 cubic meters. m. Also installed hatch covers of the "Folder" type with a hydraulic drive. The weight of the insert together with the hatch covers was 393 tons.
Thanks to the modernization, carried out according to the project of the Marine Engineering Bureau (Odessa), the deadweight of the vessel at a draft of LHWL (summer waterline) of 4.85 meters increased by 54% or by 1935 tons - up to 5492 tons.
The vessel received a class - КМ Ice2 R2-RSN (4.5) AUT3.
Earlier it was reported that at the end of 2020 Kherson shipyard for the first time in 10 years received orders from the European Union for the modernization of bulk carriers.
The vessel "Gelius 1" (project 003RSD04 /ALB02, type "Caspian Express") was built at the Cheksan shipyard, Tuzla (Turkey) in 2007. Initial design dimensions of the vessel: 89.95 x 15.87 meters, depth 5.75 m, deadweight 3640 tons.
Smart Maritime Group is the largest shipbuilding company in Ukraine, uniting the shipbuilding assets of the industrial and investment group Smart Holding: Nikolaev and Kherson shipyards. The production facilities of SMG allow us to build medium-tonnage full-scale vessels and carry out complex ship repair works. The customers of the shipyards are companies from the Netherlands, Norway, Great Britain and other countries of the world.
In 2020, the company modernized and repaired 55 vessels and built 2 hulls for a chemical tanker.