Nibulon Shipyard has completed the first of a new series of harbour and pusher tugs for inland waterway operations in Ukraine
It is working on five other vessels, including tugs and non-self-propelled vessels to boost Nibulon’s marine transportation capabilities and commodities exports.
This shipyard has completed the first hull of a T410 project harbour tug, designed for pushing and docking vessels. Engineers have completed the hull structure and coatings, are working on the outside and inside of this structure and installing its propulsion.
Nibulon said builders were mounting pipelines and installing electric and fitter items, pre-insulated items, anchor gears, and coupling winches. They are installing exterior doors, port holes and fenders. Next, engineers will install main engines and rudder propellers on this first T410 harbour tug.
Nibulon’s shipyard is working on a second T410 harbour tug. Its hull was constructed and primed in two halves, then joined in the shipyard. Work continues this month on forming the vessel’s hull and preparing to install the superstructure. Nibulon said diesel generators were installed in the auxiliary machinery room and specialists are mounting tanks, pipelines, bottom and aboard fittings.
This shipyard delivered the first of four non-self-propelled B1500 open-type vessels in January and completed its first cargo transport.
This vessel, accompanied by Nibulon-4 tug, transported 400 construction piles with a total weight of 1,000 tonnes to Zelenodolska for construction of a new transhipment terminal in Dnipropetrovsk region. By March 2020, Nibulon will have transported 1,540 sets (7,546 tonnes) by water for this project.
Nibulon’s shipyard has completed the hull structure on the second B1500 project open-type vessel by mating forebody and afterbody sections and tested its water tightness.
Engineers have placed the first sections of a third vessel on the shipyard’s building berth and are producing part of a fourth vessel’s hull structures.
These vessels and tugs will boost Ukraine’s trade along the Dnipro River and the Buh-Dnipro-Lyman Canal.