First newbuilding hits the water at Russia’s Zvezda

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By Jasmina Ovcina Russia’s huge new shipbuilding complex Zvezda has launched its first vessel, an Aframax tanker named Vladimir Monomakh.

The dual-fuel tanker, running on traditional fuel and liquified natural gas, is designed to carry oil in unrestricted navigation.

Aframax tanker Vladimir Monomakh; Image Courtesy: “Rosneft»

The ice-class ICE-1A vessel features a length of 250 metres, width of 44 metres, deadweight 114 thousand tonnes, and can sail at a speed of 14.6 knots. It is part of a batch of 12 identical ships being built by Zvezda.

The tankers are equipped with the most advanced class A automation system, the shipbuilder said.

The Aframax

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