Smart Maritime Group Signs Contract for Construction of Fourth Chemical Tanker


The shipbuilding holding company Smart Maritime Group (SMG) has signed a contract for the construction of the next fitted out hull of a chemical tanker for VEKA Shipbuilding WT B.V. It will be recalled that this is the fourth tanker to be built by SMG for the Dutch company. The first two vessels (the orders were completed by Kherson and Nikolaev shipyards) were floated out in the spring of 2019, and the third one is being completed at Kherson shipyard and will be ready by the end of January.

According to the contract, Kherson shipyard will manufacture the ship’s hull, will install the general shipboard piping and deck outfitting systems, and will paint the hull.

The length of the tanker is 110 meters, its beam is 13.5 meters, the hull height is 6.59 meters, the hull weight is 1,200 tons, and the cargo capacity is 5,320 tons.

The contract value will be more than EUR 2.5 million. The hull’s construction period is 10 months.

The chemical tankers are intended for transportation of petrochemical and chemical cargoes on the inland waterways of Europe.

Smart Maritime Group and VEKA Group have been cooperating for more than 10 years.

VEKA Shipbuilding B.V. is part of VEKA Group shipbuilding company headquartered in Werkendam (the Netherlands). The company specializes in the construction and maintenance of inland navigation vessels. The company's reference list includes double-hulled chemical tankers and bunker tankers, LPG tankers, container ships, passenger ships and other types of vessels. VEKA operates four shipyards in the Netherlands: in Lemmer, Heusden, Rotterdam and Werkendam, as well as shipyards in Eastern Europe and, in part, in Asia.

Smart Maritime Group is Ukraine's largest shipbuilding holding company combining two shipyards: Nikolaev and Kherson. The SMG production facilities allow the construction of medium-tonnage fully outfitted vessels and comprehensive ship repair operations. The shipyards’ clients are companies from the Netherlands, Norway, the UK and other countries.