The Sakhalin Region received the newest ferry Alexander Deev

May 31 2023

On Wednesday, May 31, State Transport Leasing Company JSC (STLC) signed the act of acceptance and transfer of the Alexander Deev road and rail ferry of the CNF11CPD project, built at the Amur Shipbuilding Plant. This was reported to the Morskie Vesti portal by the press service of the STLC.

The contract for the construction of two ferries of this type was signed as part of a state-funded STLC program to provide transport links between Sakhalin Island and the Russian mainland.

The team of the Alexander Deev ferry is now receiving all the necessary documents and is preparing to enter the Vanino-Kholmsk line. The ferry will be able to carry 32 railway cars and 12 trucks, as well as up to 200 passengers. The high ice class Arc5 will allow its operation all year round.

Currently, Amur Shipbuilding Plant (part of the United Shipbuilding Corporation) is completing work on the Vasily Oshchepkov, the second ferry of the CNF11CPD project, which will also run on the Vanino-Kholmsk line.

“On the part of STLC, as the largest customer of ships at Russian shipyards, we are proud of our participation in the implementation of such an important and large-scale project. The construction of the lead ships in the series is always a certain challenge for shipbuilders, and in the case of the Alexander Deev, the solution of technological problems was complicated first by the coronavirus pandemic, and then by the introduction of unprecedented sanctions and restrictions. Now, when these difficulties have been overcome, the new modern ferry will not only contribute to transport accessibility and increase the comfort of movement for the inhabitants of the region, but also will improve its economic security, which is of particular importance today,” said Evgeny Ditrikh, General Director of STLC.

“Today, this ferry is being handed over to the customer in order to enter the Sakhalin-Mainland line this year to transport cargo. The transfer documents have been signed,” Viktor Evtukhov, State Secretary, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, commented on the event. He also noted that, unlike the Sakhalin-type ferries currently in operation, the new ferries have an unlimited navigation area and, accordingly, have no weather restrictions. “This ferry is capable of carrying 1.5 times more cargo and almost 2 times more passengers compared to its predecessors,” added the Deputy Minister.

Alexander Deev ferry will improve the transport accessibility of the island part of the Russian Far East. Shipbuilders of the United Shipbuilding Corporation from Komsomolsk-on-Amur are building another large ferry of the same project – Vasily Oshchepkov. I believe that these vessels will give impetus to the socio-economic development of Sakhalin, and Sakhalin residents will receive convenient and reliable sea communication with the mainland,” said Andrey Buzinov, First Deputy General Director of USC.

“This is definitely a significant event. We completed all the work on the order and fulfilled all the promises. Having received the approval from all supervisory authorities, the ASP shipbuilders proudly handed over the ship to the customer, STLC,” Mikhail Borovsky, General Director of the ASP, emphasized.




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