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RUSSIAN NAVAL SHIPBUILDING SUFFERS AS
CONTRACTS WITH UKRAINE BREAK DOWN
Russia can not complete the
construction of a number of ships for the
country’s navy because of a suspension in
the supply of gas turbine engines from
Ukraine, according to a recent statement by
the country’s Deputy Prime Minister
He added that this situation forces
Russia to invest in import substitution
programs which will involve the
production of 186 different components
“This is primarily gas turbine units. We
plan to complete this work by 2018,” said
Dmintry Rogozin. At the same time the fate
of ships already under construction, which
cannot be commissioned without the
necessary components, remains unknown.
The Ukrainian gas turbine is essential
to the production of frigates ‘Admiral
Grigorovich’ and ‘Admiral Gorshkov’. The
construction of both ships was to be
completed in 2015.
Vice-president of the Russian Joint
Ponomarev, has suggested that
shipbuilders will have to, “wait until this
type of equipment will be supplied from
the domestic manufacturers.”
He added that management of the
Russian company Saturn has decided to
launch production of the relevant gas
turbine units, and work on this project has
already started. However, it will take several
years before the first units will be completed.
Experts say the only possible solution is
to negotiate with Ukrainian partners on the
supply of components. Such a step will be
of mutual benefit, as it is reported that
Ukrainian suppliers will also suffer heavy
losses from the cancellation of contracts
with the Russian Navy.
CLEAN GREAT BARRIER REEF
VESSEL ENTERS SERVICE
Builder Aluminium Marine in
Queensland, Australia has delivered
‘Wavelength 4,’ a 19-metre catamaran
environmentally friendly features,
including an efficient hull form, inbuilt
LED lighting and solar panels, all of which
contribute to low operation costs.
‘Wavelength 4’s’ twin Yanmar 6HYM-
WET engines are Tier 2 rated and are
amongst the cleanest burning engines
available on the market. They have an
output of 478kW each, making the vessel
capable of a maximum speed of 29 knots.
The vessel has a large aft diving deck,
complete with a lifting platform. When
lowered, this platform provides stepped
entry into the water.
Forward of the aft deck are two toilets,
stairs to the upper deck and the main cabin
door. Inside the main cabin features change
rooms, a galley and server and photo
stations. In front of this space is a saloon
with 38 lounge seats.
Upstairs lounges are arranged around the
central control position, offering interaction
with the captain and commanding forward
views. 44 seats are ar ranged on the upper
deck, in a mix of inside, covered and
COMPACT FERRY DESIGN
Finnish engineering and construction
group Deltamarin launched its new ferry
design ‘DeltaLinx’ during the BaltExpo
2015 exhibition in Poland. The DeltaLinx is
a compact ferry designed for short coastal
routes that link small neighbouring towns.
The design integrates existing
technologies into a small package. Its
compact main dimensions enable operations
in small ports and congested harbours. The
design also features a propulsion systesm
which utilises LNG fuel to eliminate sulphur
oxides and reduce amounts of nitrogen
oxides and carbon dioxide in exhaust gases.
A large LNG tank below the car deck is
designed for weekly refuelling.
The vessel is 80 metres long with high-
lift ruddders and a bow thruster to assist
in manoeuvring. Streamlined hull lines
offer reduced resistance and low wash. To
cope with rough weather along the route,
an extensive freeboard in the bow area
is pro vided.
Facilities are provided for 800 passengers
on two decks. A restaurant, pub, children’s
area and spa corner cater for a wide variety
of travellers. A passenger lift from the car
deck is provided for disabled passengers.
The main car deck can accommodate up
to 82 cars or 16 trucks.
The ship’s main dimensions and
watertight subdivision comply with SOLAS
2009 and the Stockholm Agreement.
Lifeboats and mass evacuation systems are
installed onboard for full international as
well as domestic voyages. A man overboard
boat and rescue boats are also provided.
20 October 2015 WORK BOAT WORLD
The construction of ships in Russia may be on hold
until they can produce gas turbine units.
The Wavelength 4 enters service.
Deltamarin’s new ferry design ‘DeltaLinx’ is
designed for short coastal routes
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