Sea trials of “Vladimir Vinogradov” tanker have been completed at Zvezda Shipbuilding complex. The second Aframax tanker was built at Zvezda SSK on request of Rosnefteflot , NK Rosneft subsidiary.

The vessel was launched on August 25, 2021.  Mooring trials of the tanker have been successfully completed, in the course of which systems and equipment were checked and adjusted, main engine was started, its performance capability and readiness for sea trials were checked.

Upon completion of all obligatory procedures, “Vladimir Vinogradov ” was unmoored from the outfitting quay, removed from the shipyard water area and moved under its own power to the trials area in the course of which speed performance and maneuvarability at all operation modes were tested.

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During the sea trials the crew and trial crew together with Zvezda SSK specialists checked operation of main and auxiliary engines propulsion system as well as life support system and navigational complex.  On the basis of the sea trials results, control opening of mechanisms was carried out to present to RS and the customer - Rosnefteflot.  

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Aframax tankers are designed for crude oil  and products transportation in the unrestricted navigation area. The tanker length is 250 meters, the width is 44 meters, the deadweight is 114 000 tons, the speed is 14,6 knots, the ice class - ICE-1А.   The vessel is equipped with the helicopter pad.

Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex is being created by the group of companies headed by PJSC NK Rosneft under the authority of the president of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin. Nowadays, Zvezda portfolio of orders  comprises 12 Aframax-type tankers, of which 10 were ordered by Rosnefteflot. At the moment 6 tankers are being fabricated at the workshops and on the slipway.

Aframax tankers are the first vessels of such type built in Russia. Aframax tankers are called «green». They were designed in line with high environmental safety standards. Main and auxiliary propulsion systems can operate both on traditional and environmentally  friendly fuel-liquified natural gas which is in line with the new regulations to limit emissions of sulfur oxides and greenhouse gases in the Baltic and Northern sea.