An official launching ceremony for the 7100DWT M/V Olga Golovushkina, the first mixed ‘river-sea’ sailing Volga-Don max tanker of project RST22M, on March 7 2015 was held at Armada Shipyard (part of Palmali Group), the series designer Marine Engineering Bureau said.
Steel cutting was held on April 11 2014. A ceremonial keel-laying took place on May 21, 2014. The tanker delivery is scheduled for June 2015.
23 tankers of the Armada first series and the New Armada second and third series have entered service with the Palmali Group’s fleet and are engaged in mixed river-sea transport, carrying from Russian river ports heavy fuel oil, diesel fuel and other oil products and vegetable oils, and in maritime transport in the Caspian, Black, Mediterranean, Baltic and North seas, including winter voyages around Europe and in the Irish Sea. Eight more tankers are currently under construction at three different shipyards.