KYIV. Sept 8 (Interfax-Ukraine) – Nibulon is finishing building the last (eighth) non-self-propelled B2000 vessel and self-propelled dressing SDS-15 vessel.
The company said in a press release that now the company is actively preparing the B2000 vessel for tests. The ship will be launched on September 8 and finally placed in operation by the end of this month.
Nibulon said that the company also started building non-self-propelled B5000 vessels and the non-self-propelled grain loading P-38 vessel.
In 2017-2022, Nibulon seeks to build 24 non-self-propelled B5000 vessels at its shipyard.
“Thanks to the modernization of the shipyard and cooperation with the European Investment Bank Nibulon will have a chance to build up to 15 freight vessels a year and expand its fleet to 100 units in coming years,” the company said.
According to the press release, in 2017, Nibulon shipping company transported around 820,000 tonnes of agricultural products up and down the Dnipro and Southern Bug rivers. Over 34,000 trucks would have required transporting this amount of freight.