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Kherson shipyard of Smart Maritime Group has started the construction of the next vessel of Volgo-Don Max series (a family of Chelsea type vessels) on the basis of a donor vessel.
A Volgo-Don hull of Project 1565 will be used as a basis for a dry cargo ship. The deadweight of the vessel after the conversion will increase from 4,000 to 6,000 tons.
The multipurpose dry cargo vessel of Chelsea type is intended for sea and mixed (river-sea) transportation of general cargoes, bulk cargoes, timber and large-sized cargoes, as well as some hazardous cargoes.
The contract amount is more than USD 1 million. The implementation period is 1 year.
SMG has a vast experience of similar operations. From 2005 to 2009, specialists of Kherson shipyard built a series of 11 Chelsea vessels that have been successfully operated until the present day.