Following the successful completion of sea trials, Onezhsky Shipyard has delivered self-propelled hopper barge Smelaya to FSUE Rosmorport.
According to Rosmorport, the recent trials confirmed the operativeness of equipment, the key performance characteristics, functioning of the automation/navigation/communication facilities.
The Smelaya with RS class notation КМ Iсе1 R3-RSN AUT3 Hopper is intended for transportation of the material dredged by suction or bucket dredgers.
The vessel’s hull features modular concept and simplified hull lines, which reduces the cost of building. The barges main propulsion is of container type. The upper deck engine room arrangement will allow inspections and repairs of steerable propulsion units without drydocking.
FSUE Rosmorport and Onezhsky Shipyard signed agreement for the design and construction of two 600 m3 hopper barges (the Morskaya / the Smelaya) in October 2018.
Naval architecture and marine engineering firm Spetssudoproekt designed the two self-propelled hopper barges of Project NV-600.
The ships of Project NV-600 are intended for operation in the Black Sea, Caspian Sea and Baltic Sea basins.