Transneft Upper Volga Expands Boom-Laying Boats Fleet

Date of publication: 21 March 2019 Print

Transneft Upper Volga is expanding its specialty vessel fleet. As part of the fleet renewal programme, two boom-laying boats were purchased.

The vessels will be operated by the fleet of Transneft Upper Volga located in Kstovsky District, Nizhny Novgorod Region. 

The renewal of the floating vessels fleet will enhance the performance of operation tasks. The new boats of domestic manufacture are designed to contain emergency spills of petroleum products. Moreover, the vessels can be used for delivering and removing boom anchors, installing booms, as well as towing low-tonnage floating vessels and transporting people and cargoes. The boats have been assigned the +РМС 1,2 class of the Russian River Register.

An important feature of the vessels is the combination of the relatively small size (9.4×3 meters) and the high thrust on mooring (4.5 tonnes). It allows to use them also as boats for dredger operation as well as operation of small ferries and tugboats carrying sites of works.

The renewal of the floating craft and small vessels fleet is an important part of the set of measures taken to operate the pipeline system at places where oil and petroleum products trunk pipelines cross rivers and small watercourses. At the moment, Transneft Upper Volga has: 1 oil skimmer boat, 3 boom-laying boats, 4 tugboats, 1 general service vessel as well as 60 other motorised floating vessels.

Commercial operation of vessels allows to ensure the reliability and efficiency of transporting repair brigades to remote areas, in particular during the spring flood period.

Transneft Upper Volga Press Service