As part of a comprehensive programme on modernization of production facilities Okskaya Sudoverf shipyard (AO Okskaya Sudoverf, a company of UCL Holding), put into operation a new open-sided sheet bending press IHPB 500 with press tonnage of 500 t and an NC unit. The equipment is manufactured by KEM Co., Ltd, S. Korea.
The new equipment intended for a high-precision cold bending of metal and eliminating the risk of deformation was installed in the hull production workshop СК-1 where metal for hull structures is cut and processed.
Investments in the project totaled some RUB 25 million.
Aleksandr Podgorny, Deputy Chief Engineer, AO Okskaya Sudoverf, comments:
— Our shipyard is justly known as one of the leading companies in the segment of civil shipbuilding. Due to the comprehensive modernization that has recently been intensified the shipyard is currently equipped with unique production facilities allowing for construction of any vessels with average tonnage in good time and with high quality. The recent years have seen implementation of several tailor-made innovative projects including the construction of two ST23WI boats for FSUE Rosmorport, two RST54 tankers for PAO STLC, RST54 tanker for Alfa-Leasing, multi-purpose bunkering ship Ecolog of Project 92800 with bilge/waste water collection equipment built for Tuapse Commercial Seaport, multi-functional rescue tugboat Penay of Project TG-17 and a diving catamaran Igor Ilyin of Project SDS18 built for Marine Rescue Service of Rosmorrechflot . State-of-the-art equipment of Okskaya Sudoverf which now includes an open-sided sheet bending press manufactured by KEM Co., Ltd. lets Navashino shipbuilders fulfill more challenging orders.
About the company:
AO Okskaya Sudoverf is a modern shipbuilding enterprise, a part of VBTH division of the international transportation group UCL Holding. Okskaya Sudoverf specializes in the construction of oil tankers, medium-tonnage dry cargo vessels of mixed 'river-sea' class, containerships, special crafts and barges. In 2015, Okskaya Sudoverf became the second largest shipyard in Russia in terms of the total newbuilds’ tonnage.
UCL Holding (Universal Cargo Logistics Holding) is an international transportation group consolidating a number of Russian shipping, shipbuilding, railway, stevedoring and logistic companies. VBTH, the group's division, also comprises North-Western Shipping Company, Volga Shipping Company, V.F. Tanker, shipbuilding and logistics assets.