ChSY Floats out Fifth Hull of Multi-Purpose Vessel for Dutch Company


Chernomorsky Shipbuilding Yard (ChSY, Nikolaev City, Ukraine) has floated off a hull of the multi-purpose CF3850 vessel for Dutch company Damen Shipyards Bergum.

The vessel is meant for transportation of dry cargoes and containers. The hull is fitted out with removable twin decks; the design of the bulkhead and grain compartments has been modified significantly.

The length overall of the vessel (LOA) is 88.6 m, its width (beam) is 12.5 m, the hull height is 7 m, its deadweight is 3,800 t and its draught is 5.4 m. The first vessel of this family for the Dutch company was heaved off in 2010.

‘Chernomorsky Shipbuilding Yard has floated out the fifth multi-purpose vessel for our Dutch partners, Damen Shipyards Bergum Company. Today, we are in negotiations with potential clients for a similar kind of product since we offer more competitive price compared to foreign shipyards,’ said Valeriy Kalashnikov, the CEO of ChSY.


Chernomorsky Shipbuilding Yard (Public Joint Stock Company) is one of the largest shipyards in Ukraine. 90.25% of shares in ChSY belong to Kherson Shipyard (Public Joint Stock Company) that bought this block of shares from Sudmashprom OJSC (Nikolaev, Ukraine) in late 2007 on conditions of a purchase and sale contract approved by the State Property Fund of Ukraine and Antimonopoly Committee. The minority shareholder of the company is the government. ChSY is part of Smart Maritime Group (SMG).

Smart Maritime Group (SMG) is the largest shipbuilding holding of Ukraine. It was established in 2009 to manage marine sector assets of Smart Holding. SMG integrates two largest shipbuilding companies of Ukraine, Chernomorsky Shipbuilding Yard specializing in building naval vessels, and Kherson Shipyard specializing in producing large-capacity commercial fleet.