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Friday, 08 June 2018

Okskaya Sudoverf Shipyard Upgrades Its Facilities, Installs A 500tonne Hydraulic Press Brake

As part of its comprehensive programme on modernization of production facilities Okskaya Sudoverf Shipyard (AO Okskaya Sudoverf, part of UCL Holding), has put into operation a new steel sheet hydraulic press brake IHPB 500 (of 500 tonnage) and an NC unit. The equipment is manufactured by KEM Co., Ltd, South Korea.

The new equipment intended for a high-precision cold bending of steel sheets and eliminating the risk of deformation was installed in the SК-1 production workshop hall where steel for hull structures is cut and processed.

Investments in the project totaled some RUB 25 million.

Aleksandr Podgorny, Deputy Chief Engineer, AO Okskaya Sudoverf Shipyard comments:

"Our factory deserves to be a leading enterprise of the country in civil shipbuilding segment. Today, thanks to the ongoing comprehensive modernization programme the shipyard has been equipped with a unique production complex capable of providing high-quality and on-time construction of any medium-tonnage vessels. Over the past several years the enterprise has successfully implemented a lot of unique innovative projects, including two boats of Project ST23WI built for FSUE Rosmorport, two tankers of Project RST54 for PJSC STLC, a tanker of Project RST54 ordered for Alpha Leasing, a multi-functional bunker vessel with oil recovery system ECOLOGIST of Project 92800 built for Port of Tuapse, a multipurpose Emergency Response & Rescue towboat PENAY (Project TG-17) and a diving support vessel of catamaran class Igor Ilyin (SDS18) ordered for FBU Morspasluzhba of Rosmorrechflot.

State-of-the-art equipment available at Okskaya Sudoverf Shipyard, including the recently installed hydraulic press brake of KEM Co., Ltd., will enable Navashino shipbuilders execute shipbuilding orders of higher complexity."

About Okskaya Sudoverf
Okskaya Sudoverf JSC, a modern shipbuilding enterprise and a member of VBTH division of UCL Holding, 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 also comprises North-Western Shipping Company, Volga Shipping Company, V.F. Tanker, shipbuilding and logistics assets.

Press Release Date 5 June 2018

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