In September 2015, in the framework of NEVA-2015, the International Maritime Exhibition and Conferences of Russia, Okskaya shipyard signed a contract with BF Tanker for construction of 5 vessels including two RST-27 and three RST-54 tankers.
The ceremony was attended by the shipyard management, representatives of city authorities, guests of honor, shipyard personnel and Navashino citizens.
Okskaya shipyard is the only company to build combo carriers of Project RST54 today. RST54 project vessels of Volga-Don Max class meet the dimensions of the Volga-Don Ship Canal and Volga-Baltic Waterway. LOA – 140.85 m, beam – 16.6 m, depth – 6.0 m. Class of the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping – M-ПР2,5 (ice30) А. Crew – 12 persons (14 places + pilot). Sea endurance – 20 days. Okskaya Sudoverf (Shipyard “Oka”) based in Navashino of Nizhny Novgorod region was founded in 1907. The modern Okskaya Shipyard JSC was established through privatization of the state enterprise Navashino Shipyard “Oka”.
The firm specializes in building multipurpose river and sea going vessels, container carriers, special ships, barges. The company’s major shareholder is Universal Cargo Logistics Holding B.V. (UCL Holding). UCL back UCL Holding is an international transportation group consolidating a number of Russian shipping, stevedoring, shipbuilding, railway and logistic companies. The division also includes Volga Shipping Company, V.F.Tanker, several cruise and shipbuilding companies.