2017 — Construction of additional light petroleum products storage tank is completed
2016 — The second refrigeration unit is put into operation, liquefied petroleum gases transloading facility is expanded
2013 — The facility is officially put into operation
2010 — Construction and installation activities are begun
2009 — Positive conclusion of the State Expertise of the Project is obtained
2008 — FS (Project) is developed
2005 — The investment committee made a decision to start construction of the Ust-Luga sea terminal.
The facility became the largest one in the CIS countries and the first liquefied petroleum gases transloading terminal in the North-Western region of Russia. One of the unique significances of the terminal is availability of LPG isothermal storage farm. This allows to accommodate almost all types of modern vessels including refrigerated cargo vessels. By means of pulling down, the transportation of liquefied gases may be performed in large lots as cargo capacity of refrigerated gas carrier vessel for cooled LPG is comparable with cargo capacity of 10 ordinary pressurized gas carrier vessels. One of advantages of the terminal is also year-round navigation including ice season. Loading of products aboard transport vessels is performed at maximum possible speed equal to speed at which the similar world terminals operate.
The facility has good geographic location allowing to enter the markets of the North-Western Europe, it's located in the southern part of the Luga bay of the gulf of Finland occupying part of the water area and land on the southern shore of the gulf of Finland between Luzhitsa and Khabolovka rivers 4 km to south-east from the inflow of the Luga river into the bay. Main sites of the facility are located between the M11 motor road (Saint-Petersburg — Narva) to the North and the railroad to the south.
Currently, traditional export directions of the Russian LPG to Europe are inland transportation, foreign ports of the Black sea and the Baltic sea. Therefore, the Ust-Luga facility establishes Russian sea transloading infrastructure, decreasing dependence on foreign ports.
The Facility is a federal important project and it was built with infrastructural support of the government which was reflected in cooperation agreement with Russian Railways effective until 2020 and in agreements with Rosmorport and the Federal Marine and River Transport Agency.
The investment programme is aiming at strategical tasks including modernization and expansion of hydrocarbon feedstock processing capacities, development of transport infrastructure and expansion of petrochemical production.