Transneft Far East, the company responsible for oil transportation through phase I of the Eastern Siberia – Pacific Ocean trunk pipeline, has completed the upgrade of the Khabarovsk regional control centre (RCC).
The Khabarovsk RСС is the facility where such activities are performed as operational monitoring and control of the process of oil transportation through the ESPO-2 pipeline, management of oil delivery to Khabarovsk Refinery and control of the operation of the pipeline offshoot connecting ESPO-2 to Komsomolsk Refinery.
From June 2018 to April 2019, comprehensive construction and installation works were carried out at the regional control centre, the working space was optimised, and a number of new premises were designed, including the dispatcher room, the operational archive and amenities. In addition to that, a situational centre was established and duly equipped for holding operational meetings. Dispatchers’ automated workstations were upgraded as well.
The revamping of the Khabarovsk RCC was one of the steps to implement Transneft’s unified supervisory control system (USCS) at Transneft Far East. The purpose of the USCS is to integrate the supervisory control and data acquisition system of Transneft Far East into the into the supervisory control system of Transneft’s central control centre, in order to increase the speed and quality of information exchange.
The next steps include installing additional equipment at Khabarovsk RCC and designing new software-based mimic panels in order to create a human-machine interface. Completion of the works is scheduled for Q4 2019.
The upgrade of the regional control centre implemented as part of the introduction of the Unified Supervisory Control System will allow Transneft Far East to utilise the latest tools in the field of oil transportation automation.