From 2010 to 2013, we commissioned 2 tankers: Severyanka and Freya.
In 2010, the company acquired into ownership the bunkering tanker Severyanka (project 585), which had for the previous 4 years been operated by the company under bareboat-charter agreement.
In 2011, according to a design developed by Rostov Central Design-Engineering Bureau Stapel OJSC, the ship was reconstructed at the Vyborg Shipyard into a double-hulled vessel conforming to the MARPOL requirements imposed on oil tankers. The ship has been equipped with a simple and efficient system for product blending, making it possible to bunker fuel across a wide range of commodity items in accordance with the client’s needs. Severyanka is capable of carrying out the simultaneous delivery of up to 1,000 tons of heavy bunker fuel and up to 260 tons of diesel fuel with a sulphur content of no more than 0.1%.
In March of 2013, the company closed a deal to acquire a chemical tanker with a total carrying capacity of up to 2,500 tons from its previous Norwegian owners. This vessel also conforms to all applicable international standards and enjoys a good operating reputation in the high latitudes of Northwest Europe. The ship now flies a Russian flag and has been added to the ships registry of the Port of St. Petersburg under the name FREYA. This development marks a new phase in our company’s growth – with the acquisition of the tanker FREYA, we are now in a position not only to increase bunkering volumes in the Port of St. Petersburg, but also to enter international waters, offering our bunkering services in extraterritorial waters and even making product export shipments to the ports of Western Europe.