Large hydrographic boat “A. Lysenko” repair

The repair of a large hydrographic boat “A. Lysenko” started at shipyard Ocean. According to the specification for repair, the following works to be done: furbishing, survey of defects, renovation and painting of external hull plating, build up, premises, constructions and tanker; restoration of hatch covers and glass part; ground tacking, sea valves and steering gear repair, rudder device and marine shaft; main engine system repair, pipelines, electromechanical part, etc.

Large hydrographic boat “A. Lysenko », the BGK-180 project, built in 2005 at the Nikolaev Low-tonnage Shipyard. General characteristics:
The biggest length, m – 18.73
Width, m – 5.28
Board height, m – 3.05
The biggest water draft, m – 1.80
Main engine, kW – diesel, 210
Deadweight – 7.92

Photo credit (c) Pavlo Protsenko

New General Director of Shipyard Ocean has been appointed

Viktor Tsoklan has been appointed to the position of General Director of the Shipyard Ocean. News were announced by the shipyard shareholder Kapatsyna V. M, during the meeting with the enterprise staff, where the introduction of the new head of the shipyard took place. Mr. Kapatsyna lays hopes on Mr.Tsoklan as an effective manager and is counting on his experience at a time when Ocean is facing new challenges and accomplishments. From his side, Mr.Tsoklan confirmed that he sees a big potential in Shipyard Ocean and will make every effort to return the company to the global level together with the team.

“The main thing which we shall do along with the team now is to prepare the most technical and technological conditions at the enterprise for shipbuilding and ship repair, and develop cooperation with international partners.”- underlined Viktor Tsoklan his aims for the upcoming months.

Biographical track record

Tsoklan Victor Ivanovich was born in 1965. Graduated from Lviv Higher Military-Political School. After serving in the army he graduated Faculty of Law of Lviv State University named after I. Franko.
In 1992-2000 he was engaged in private legal practice, was elected a deputy of the Transcarpathian Regional Council, a member of the board of the Legislative Center “European Choice”.
2000 -2003 – Head of the Legal Support Department of the State Administration of the President of Ukraine.
2003 – 2004 – Deputy of the Head of the Mykolayiv Sea Commercial Port for Commercial Activities and Legal Support.
2004 – 2005 – General Director of the State Enterprise “International Children’s Center” Artek “.
In 2007 was appointed Head of Institution of the Supreme Administrative Court of Ukraine.
December 2007 – March 2010 – Deputy of the Minister of Justice of Ukraine.
Since 2010 he has been involved in the legal support of investment projects in the European Union.
In 2004, by the decree of the President of Ukraine, he was awarded the title of Honored Lawyer.

Dry cargo vessel RUBUS enters Ocean shipyard, the repair to be done within a month

Dry cargo vessel RUBUS enters Shipyard Ocean, all repair work is planned to be done in a 30 days.

Monday, November 2, Ocean’s floating dock accommodates dry cargo vessel RUBUS for repair.
Ocean competed with five other ship repair yards for this contract.

The final decision of the owner was made thanks to the Ocean’s repair infrastructure that allows to do the work in the shortest framework of time while optimizing repair budget.

Thus Shipyard’s Ocean floating dock allows you to take on repair vessels with the length up to 140m and 20m width, roll out them from the dock on the berth. With the help of crane equipment (80-ton cranes) it is possible to remove hatch covers and repair them on the slipway which simplifies the renovation technology.

According to the renovation plan the next works are to be done: furbishing, survey of defects, repair and painting of the plating, ballast tank and hull constructions, restoration of sea valves and protectors, repair of rudder device and stern tube, ground tacking repair, main engine system, water pumps, pipelines, electric parts, hatches etc.

The renovation will take 30 days which was one of the main conditions of the customer during the contract signing.

The RUBUS vessel is intended for transportation of general cargoes. Built in 1992. General characteristics:
Length, m – 107.98
Width, m – 16.40
Precipitation, m – 6,373
Deadweight, t – 5930.90
Gross capacity, t – 3958
Board height, m – 7.85
Number of holds – 2
The dimensions of the hold №1, m – 38.80×13.30×8.30
The dimensions of the hold №2, m – 26.80х13.30х8.30
The total volume of holds, cubic meters – 2360.69
Main engine, kW – 3630, Man B&M

Turkish vessel was modernized and lengthened for 24 meters on Ocean shipyard

Friday October 23, dry-cargo vessel DREMORA 3, Caspian Express type – was dowsed, which had full modernization on the ship repair yard on demand of the Turkish shipowner.

The aim of Turkish customer was extension of cargo capacity without technical characteristics’ loss.

Ukrainian ship repair yard was chosen by several factors. First of all, the conversion of such type of dry cargo carriers on the Ocean shipyard has advanced technological process: instead of 6 sections, ship repair men used 2 enlarged blocks.

Thanks to powerful cranes and transport equipment, technological process is performed significantly faster. Less quantity of details allow to improve quality of assembly.

Upon that, technological optimization allows to reduce the cost of these works for the customer in comparison with other ship repair enterprises. It is these advantages of the shipyard Ocean that played a crucial role for the Turkish shipowner in contractor’s choice.

As the result of conversion, the cargo capacity increased by 1339 tons (from 3429 to 4768t, under water draft 4.5m). The length of the vessel increased from 90 to 114 meters. The total weight of the insertion along with hatch caps is 304 tons.

Service characteristics of the vessel were also improved.

As the chief technologist of the yard Mr. Symutenkov mentioned, the vessel not only saved all its project advantages (outsize cargo shipment) but the general cargo transportation net cost was reduced as the result of modernization.

Overall total of holds increased by 2381 cubic meters, and the holds’ form with smooth walls makes them convenient for cargo placement without additional operating costs during the loading.

With the increase of length to vessel’s width ratio, the team of professionals managed to maintain the same characteristics of speed and fuel consumption of the main engines originally installed.

The technological solutions proposed by the technologists of the Ocean shipyard allow Turkish shipowner to increase the cost effectiveness of transportation by 30%, which allows significantly increase the revenue and recoup investment during the first year of operation.

Receiving the modernized vessel, representatives of the Turkish party noted that modernization in Nikolaev took only 140 days, while at the Turkish and European shipyards this process would last not less than 260 days.

Characteristics of the vessel DREMORA 3. 003RSD04 / ALB03 after modernization:
Length, m – 114.20
Width, m – 15.60
Board height, m – 6.80
Container capacity, TEU – 191
Volume of ballast tanks, cubic meters – 2370

Minister of Strategic Industries of Ukraine, Oleg Urus’kyi has visited the shipyard Ocean

On 21 of August Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine, Minister of Strategic Industries, Oleh Uruskyi visited the Ocean shipyard.

His visit was organized in the frame of Minister’s acquaintance with the enterprises, which work for military-industrial complex. During the visit owners of the shipyard – Vasyl and Mykola Kapatsyna personally gave a tour around and showed the possibilities of the enterprise for military ships’ building and repair.

Also new modern lines of equipment aimed for metalworking and hull installation.
Vise Prime Minister was presented with the logistics capabilities of the enterprise and team’s readiness to work with high level secrecy orders.

“We, as the owners of the Ocean shipyard and patriots of Ukraine, realize the importance of orders for defense-industrial complex of our country, and ready to give the priority for those ones” – commented V.Kapatsyna.

Also owners shared their plans regarding ship repair capacity development on the shipyard Ocean and showed modernized vessel for major Turkish shipping forwarder (carrier).

Since 2019, the yard not only fulfills shipbuilding and ship repair orders but executes steel constructions for infrastructure projects. Among them are the bridge on Volodymyrs’ka hill and Shulyavs’kyi crossover in Kyiv.

By personal request of the President of Ukraine V. Zelens’kyi, steel construction for the bridge over Seversky Donets river in Luhansk was produced in short terms.
Besides, the Ocean shipyard repaired tug boats “Ochakiv”, “Izmailets” and “Zyuid”, ALICE dry-cargo carrier, “Rion” dredger as well as burges were built by the Dutch company Eurobulk order.