In Kherson has launched a tanker built by the company Smart Maritime Group from the group of Vadim Novinsky for a Dutch company VEKA Shipbuilding B. V. WT
The ceremony took place on March 15 at the Kherson shipyard.
The tanker’s deadweight is 5 thousand tons, length – 110 m, width – 13.5 m, height – 6.6 m. the Port of registry Antwerp (Belgium). The crew of 5 people.
The tanker was named AIMEE – in honor of member of the Royal family of the Netherlands, Princess of orange-Nassau Aimee Sohngen (Aimée Söhngen).
After retrofitting, the ship will be put on maintenance of the line Antwerp-Zeebrugge-Ostend-Nieuwpoort.
In the manufacture of the hull was used 1200 tonnes of high quality shipbuilding steel production Mariupol metallurgical plant im. Lenin, included in the “Metinvest” Rinat Akhmetov.
Smart Maritime Group performs for the company from the Netherlands an order for the construction of outfitted hulls of two tankers. The second such vessel is being built at the Nikolaev shipyard company. It received the name EMMA.
Earlier in SMG noted that the deal with VEKA is the first in five years, foreign major shipbuilding contract coming to Ukrainian shipyards.
SMG has partnered with VEKA Group has more than 10 years. During this time, the Ukrainian holding to VEKA has built 8 hulls of tankers-chemical tankers. In General, the Dutch market was built 12 vessels of the same class.
The construction period of the vessel is 11.5 months. The contract is worth more than 145 million UAH.
Smart Maritime Group, the shipbuilding Association in the structure of industrial investment of Vadim Novinsky’s Smart-holding.
In 2017, “black sea shipbuilding plant” Novinsky built the Russians the ship for $ 50 million.
In 2018, the plant, the former flagship of the Ukrainian shipbuilding, was declared bankrupt.
In 2019 Novinsky returned to the Forbes list of billionaires after a four year absence.