President Aliyev attends ceremony to launch passenger ships Tourism
President Aliyev attends ceremony to launch passenger ships
President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has attended a ceremony to launch the "Ufuq", "Zafar" and "Turan" passenger ships built by the Caspian Shipping Company.
President of the State Oil Company of the Republic of Azerbaijan Rovnag Abdullayev and Chairman of Caspian Shipping Company Rauf Valiyev informed President Aliyev about the ships constructed by the factory.
The president cut the ribbon symbolizing the commissioning of the ships.
Each vessel can handle up to 80 passengers. The ships are 38 meters in length and 8 meters in width.
President Aliyev pressed the button to put "Ufuq" into operation.
Currently "Khankendi", a state-of-the-art subsea construction vessel (SCV), is being built for stage two of the development of Shah Deniz, the largest natural gas field in Azerbaijan.
The SCV "Khankendi" has two sections weighing a total of 10,800 tons. The sections are 140 meters long, 16 meters wide and 17 meters high. Together they make up the hull of the SCV "Khankendi".
The vessel will be fitted with dynamic positioning to allow working at 2.5 meters significant wave height (Hs); a 750-metric ton (827-ton) main crane for subsea operations in 600 meters water depth; an 18-man two-bell diving system; two Work Class ROVs; a strengthened moonpool; and two engine rooms with 6 x 4.4 MW + 2 x 3.2 MW engines. It will have deadweight of 5,000 metric tons (5,511 tons) at 6.5 meters draft.
The president viewed the vessels and wished the staff good luck.