Transneft Far East, the company responsible for oil transportation over phase II of the Eastern Siberia — Pacific Ocean (ESPO-2) trunk pipeline, has completed connection of oil pumping station No. 26 in Seryshevsky District of Amur Region to the trunk pipeline.
The station was built as part of Transneft’s investment project to increase the annual capacity of ESPO-2 (the section from the Skovorodino OPS in Amur Region to the Kozmino oil port in Primorye Territory) to 2 million tonnes of oil. Currently, the capacity stands at 45 MTPA. The project’s completion is scheduled for 2020.
The new oil pumping station No. 26 is an intermediate station of the ESPO-2 oil trunk pipeline. A pump station with four pump units was built along with the operator’s premises, a firefighting pump station, fire water tanks and a wastewater biotreatment station. The OPS is equipped with an indoor switchgear, a stop valve unit, mud-trap filters and a pump house for utility and drinking water supply.
The main parts of the connection – the connection of process pipelines of the oil pumping station to the trunk pipeline were carried out during a scheduled shutdown of ESPO-2. 78 specialists and more than 20 pieces of equipment, including excavators, bulldozers and mobile pumping units, were involved in the event.
Currently, ESPO-2 is operating under the standard protocol, oil transportation is carried out in full according to the schedule.
At oil pumping station No. 26, preparations for filling the process pipelines with oil are underway. The commissioning of the OPS is planned to be completed in Q4 of 2019.
In order to expand the capacity of phase II of the Eastern Siberia – Pacific Ocean oil trunk pipeline, two more pumping stations (No. 23 in Amur Region and No. 32 in Jewish Autonomous Region) are being constructed. Their commissioning is also planned to be completed in Q4 of the current year. In addition, the oil pumping stations located in Khabarovsk and Primorye Territories and Amur Region are also being revamped.
The implementation of the investment project will ensure uninterrupted oil transportation for export through the Kozmino oil terminal in Primorye Territory, as well as to refineries in the Russian Federation (RN-Komsomolsk Refinery, IOGC-Khabarovsk Refinery).