Kherson Shipyard Floats out First Tugboat for Kirgan Holding


Kherson Shipyard (KhSY, Smart Maritime Group shipbuilding holding company) formally floated out its lead dock tug ALTAIR of Т2440 design that was commissioned by Kirgan Holding S.A.

KhSY is currently constructing the second Т2440 design tugboat ANTARES at its facilities. Furthermore, the shipyard is repairing approximately 20 more ships.

In November 2014, Smart Maritime Group and Kirgan Holding S.A. signed a contract for the construction of two Т2440 design dock tugs at the shipbuilding facilities of Kherson Shipyard.

Т2440 design tugboats are intended for the pilotage of vessels and floating structures in the harbour waters, as well as for fire-fighting purposes. The basic parameters of the Т2440 design dock tugs are: length - 24.0 meters, width - 10.4 meters, hull height - 4.6 meters, towing force - 50 tonnes, draft speed – 13.4 knots (at 3.3 meters).

The design class and design documentation were developed by Transship Design (Nikolaev). Complete vessels are built under the supervision of the Russian Marine Register of Shipping and match КМ Ice3 R2 AUT1 FF3WS Tug class.


Kherson Shipyard is a part to Smart Maritime Group combining the marine assets of Smart-Holding.

Smart Maritime Group includes Kherson Shipyard, Chernomorsky Shipbuilding Yard, Nikolaev Machine-Building Plant and Ochakov Port.

The total SMG’s output (KhSY, ChSY) over January-July 2015 amounted to UAH 168 million.

The average employee's salary is UAH 4,458/month.

The average salary paid to welders and mounters is UAH 7,500/month.

Additional information: