Tugboat – barge composition:

Barge – platform “2033” -project 16801, built in 1987, class KM (*) R2-RSN Ice 1

Tug – pusher “Zubr”, project 134D, built in 1983, ship class KM (*) UL R2 AUT2 tug


– ADSORBER A-210-A, B, C, D, E – quantity – 5 units, weighing 248 tons (each)

Dimensions – 18660mm x 5600mm x 5630mm

– ADSORBER A-220-A –quantity – 1 unit, weight 248 tons

Dimensions – 18660mm x 5600mm x 5630mm

Loading method: RO – RO.

Unloading method: RO – RO.


In August 2018, our company shipped six adsorbers weighing 248 tons each for the Nord Stream – 2 main gas pipeline from Russia to Germany from the berth of OMZ on the Neva River to a temporary berth in the Leningrad Region, Ust-Luga two flights.

For the implementation of the loading work, our company prepared a temporary berth, carried out diving work to survey the bottom of the water area. LLC “Vikar” provided a tug – barge structure tug – a pusher “Zubr” and a barge – a platform “2033” to the berth of PJSC “OMZ” on the Neva River.

For unloading were additionally built temporary hydraulic structures and roadway access to them. When carrying out additional work, special equipment was used, as well as a diving survey of the place of discharge.

Transportation of heavy oversized cargo by river and sea transport has its own characteristics, it is a more complicated process of loading and unloading, installation and fastening of oversized cargo on a barge, selection of the necessary towing structure, development of project documentation, search for a suitable place of loading /unloading, construction of a temporary berth, and many other components for the successful transportation of oversized heavy cargo. So, in accordance with all the components of successful work, this transportation of adsorbers was completed within the stipulated time, observing all the conditions of the contract with the Customer.

We are grateful to VBL LLC and ARC Shipping Company LLC for assistance in providing transportation.

The customers of this transportation were LLC Transit, PJSC OMZ, PJSC Giprokislorod, LLC Gazprom Invest.