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Tankers to be built in Russia for Dutch company


MOSCOW, July 20 (RIA Novosti) - The Russian conglomerate Marine Oil and Gas Projects (MNP) is to build tankers for the Dutch company Rensen Shipbuilding. The MNP press service announced Wednesday that a contract worth over 9 million euros has been signed for the construction of six tanker hulls.

MNP Group incorporates five leading Russian ship-building yards: Almaz (St. Petersburg), Krasnoe Sormovo (Nizhny Novgorod), Nizhnenovgorodsky Teplokhod (Nizhny Novgorod), Volgograd Ship-Building Yard, and III International Astrakhan Ship Building and Repair Yard.

Tankers for the Dutch company will be built at the III International and Nizhnenovgorodsky Teplokhod ship-building yards.

According to the MNP press service, the ships will transport chemicals and processed oil products through Europe's internal waterways and will meet all international requirements for protecting the sea from pollution. The hulls have a double casing and are capable of carrying several different types of oil products simultaneously.

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