The Portenergo Terminal Has Completed Reconstruction of the Gasoline Tank Farm in the Ust-Luga Trading Sea Port


Ust-Luga (Leningrad region), March 28, 2018. In the Portenergo liquefied petroleum gases (LPG) and light petroleum products transloading facility of the Ust-Luga sea port, reconstruction of the Gasoline tank farm has been completed with increase of its capacity from 100 thousand m3 to 130 thousand m3. As part of the project, the new tank as well as all required infrastructure such as racks and networks was constructed.

Completion of reconstruction will allow to sufficiently speed up railway trains unloading operations and to perform maintenance works associated with switch to new type of product as well as repair works in the light petroleum products storage tank farm by turns without decreasing volumes of transloading.

NIPIGAZ, the general design organization, is the leading Russian centre for design, supplies, logistics and construction management, the key contractors are LLC GSI-Trest No.7, СJSC IKS A, LLC Specialized Tunnel Construction, LLC Transstroymekhanizatsiya-98.

During mechanization, 796 piles were driven, more than 770 tons of metal structures were installed, 4,894 m3 of concrete was used, 66 km of cables and almost 4 km of pipelines were routed.

Overall investments are equal to 765 mln rubles ex. VAT.

Integrated modernization of the facility began in 2014. On the first stage, in 2016, LPG transloading capacities were increased from 1.5 mln tons per year to 2.4 mln tons per year, and light petroleum products transloading capacities were increased from 2.5 mln tons per year to 2.8 mln tons per year.

Since 2015, the LPG and light petroleum products transloading facility of the Portenergo is possessed by a consortium of investors consisting of the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RFDI), Gazprombank (joint-stock company), Mubadala Investment Company and other leading international investors. SIBUR is the operator of the terminal providing capacity utilization of the LPG facility as part of the long-term contract.