Lotos shipyard lays down paddle cruiser of Golden Ring design (photo)
Narimanov, Astrakhan Region based JSC Lotos (part of CNRG Group, a division of United Shipbuilding Corp.) has laid down a paddle cruiser of Project PKS 180 Golden Ring ordered by Goznak-Leasing CJSC for Volgaservis LLC, IAA PortNews was informed by the participants of the ceremony that has been held today, 17 January 2018.
Key particulars of the ship: LOA – 81.6 m, BOA – 13.83 m, main diesel-generator capacity - 3 х 315 kW, deepwater cruising speed – 18 km/h, propulsion/steering unit – paddled, propulsion shaft drive - electromechanical.
With a draught of 1.2 and height of 8.6 m passenger ships of Golden Ring design are able to sail safely along shallow rivers and under bridges as well as to approach undeveloped beaches, that will let expand the geography of river cruises both in the European part of Russia and in Siberia/Far East regions.
Lotos shipyard will build two paddle cruisers of Project PKS 180 Golden Ring for Gama LLC under the subsidized leasing programme for passenger ships.
JSC Shipbuilding Plant "Lotos", one of the largest companies of the Astrakhan Region and the Southern region of Russia, has qualified staff and great technical capabilities, has certificates of the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping, Russian River Register, GL, Rostechnadzor. Lotos shipyard is an anchor resident of the special economic zone “Lotus”.
United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC OJSC) is the largest shipbuilding company in Russia. It was set up in 2007 with 100% federal ownership. The holding comprises 40 companies and organizations (major shipbuilding and shiprepairing companies as well as leading design bureaus). Currently, USC consolidates the bulk of the domestic shipbuilding complex. The Russian market is the main focus of the state corporation though it also exports its products to 20 countries worldwide.