Transneft Far East is one of the youngest companies in the Transneft system (Name before 30 June 2016: “Oil Transporting Joint-Stock Company Transneft”).
Emergency-free oil transportation in the section from OPS-21 (Skovorodino) to the Kozmino oil port, uninterrupted raw materials supply to the Khabarovsk and Komsomolsk refineries are the main areas of Transneft Far East’s activities.
The Company is comprised of two regional oil pipeline directorates located in Belogorsk (Amur Region) and Dalnerechensk (Primorsye Territory), 15 oil pumping stations, the Skovorodino and Birobidzhan line maintenance sections, three central maintenance divisions and two production service shops. By 2020, the Company’s headcount will exceed 3,000 persons.
ESPO PS-2 was commissioned in December 2012. As part of phase I, from December 2009 to December 2012, oil ran 2,694 km through the pipeline from Tayshet (Irkutsk Region) to Skovorodino (Amur Region), where it was loaded into railway tank cars and sent to the Kozmino oil terminal close to Nakhodka (Primorye Territory). In July 2019, 200 million tonnes of oil were pumped through phase II of the Eastern Siberia – Pacific Ocean trunk pipeline.
The ESPO-2 pipeline system is made using cutting-edge achievements in the design, construction and operation of oil pipelines, offers high reliability and minimum impact on the environment.Transneft Far East is one of the youngest companies in the Transneft system (Name before 30 June 2016: “Oil Transporting Joint-Stock Company Transneft”).
The Company is constantly developing and modernising, often ahead of schedule. For example, the investment programme to expand the throughput capacity of ESPO-2 to the projected 50 MTPA was originally planned to be implemented in 2030. However, it is clear now that it will be implemented as soon as in 2020. The programme provided for construction of OPS-29 in 2017 (Arkhara Settlement, Amur Region), as well as construction of OPS-23 (Tygda Settlement, Amur Region), OPS-26 (Seryshevo Settlement, Amur Region), OPS-32 (Smidovich Settlement, Jewish Autonomous Region), revamping of OPS-34 (Galkino Settlement, Khabarovsk Territory) and OPS-41 (Anuchino Settlement, Primorye Territory) and expansion of OPS-27 by constructing a tank farm (Yekaterinoslavka Settlement, Amur Region) in 2019. The implementation of the project ensures development of the Company’s regions of operation, creation of new jobs and tax revenues coming to budgets of various levels.
The main activities of Transneft Far East are:
- operation and maintenance of oil transportation facilities;
- oil transportation through trunk pipelines;
- oil storage;
- ensuring environmental and industrial safety of oil trunk pipelines;
- environmental protection and rational use of natural resources;
- overhaul and current repairs of equipment, buildings and structures, including social infrastructure facilities;
- repairs and emergency recovery works at oil transportation facilities;
- implementation of investment activities in accordance with the legislation of the Russian Federation.