Specialists of the Kherson shipyard Smart Maritime Group (SMG, Kherson) successfully continue the project to modernize a series of dry cargo vessels owned by EemsWerken B.V. (Netherlands). Today, 4 vessels of the Dutch company are on the stocks of the enterprise at once - EEMS Spirit and EEMS Stream joined the dry cargo ships EEMS Servant and EEMS Solar that entered the shipyard in January in March.
The modernization works for EEMS Servant and EEMS Solar are currently in their final stages. On Monday 22 March, EEMS Solar was moved to a dock for launching, followed by EEMS Servant. After completing the outfitting and testing, the vessels will be handed over to the customer.
Meanwhile, at the EEMS Spirit bonfire, the body has already been cut and the bottom section has been installed. Work has also begun on EEMS Stream.
Let us remind you that in the course of modernization, each vessel is lengthened by an insert by 12 meters and becomes two hold. At the same time, the total volume of the holds increases by more than 700 cubic meters. The shipyard specialists also paint ballast tanks, outer skin and cargo holds, lay new piping systems and install new hatch covers. In addition, a self-dumping boat is installed in the stern of the vessel. About 190 tons of high quality metal is used to improve each vessel.
As a result of modernization, the maximum vessel deadweight is increased by 20%.
As reported, at the end of 2020, SMG signed a contract for the modernization of 6 vessels of the Dutch company EemsWerken B.V. The contract is planned to be fully implemented in July of this year. Its cost was about 100 million hryvnia.
Bonfires built in 2010 are intended for coastal transportation of general cargo. The vessels were built according to the standard design: maximum length - 87.27 m, width - 11.42 m, deadweight - 2620 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-set vessels and carry out complex ship repair works. The shipyards are ordered by 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.
The beneficiary of Smart-Holding is Vadim Novinsky, who recently entered the list of Ukrainian billionaires due to rising steel prices and, as a result, an increase in the capitalization assessment of the Dutch mining and metallurgical holding Metinvest BV in which Novinsky has a 25% share.