The Floating Transfer Dock, 40K t capacity is designed for transferring and launching vessels with length up to 300 m and breadth up to 51 m, and offshore facilities, in particular, drilling rigs with length up to 118 m, breadth up to 70 m, from Zvezda open slipway area. Russian yards have not used such equipment yet.
The Floating Transfer Dock for modern Zvezda shipbuilding complex, created at the Russian Far East is constructed at shipyard of Qingdao Beihai Shipbuilding Heavy Industry Co (BSIC).
The Dock is constructed in accordance with schedule and contractual obligations. Total percentage of the dock readiness is about 98%.
The dock hull has been completed, outfitted and equipment has been installed in it. All four towers of superstructure have been mounted.
The construction and tests of the dock are carried out under the control of supervision team and the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping.
All welded joints of the dock bottom have been inspected and approved , as well as pressure tests. For the moment, start-up and commissioning are coming to an end. There are no remarks on quality and time terms of the construction. Systems and equipment of the dock are being tested.
Crew is trained to use the dock equipment and systems at BSIC shipyard, Qingdao (PRC). The dock is planned to be accepted in Qingdao in May 2018. Then, it will be towed to Bolshoy Kamen.