Oil export facilities are now complete at the Port of Kozmino, Russia.
The port is the planned the planned terminus of the East Siberia-Pacific Ocean (ESPO) pipeline, which is under construction.
The facilities include a 430m oil pier, two harbor fleet piers with mooring posts for tankers, 17km of process pipelines, and 250 km of cable utility lines. A booster pumping station, oil quantity and quality metering stations, an oil specimens storage, and a drainage water accumulating tank are also finished.
The facilities further include a seawater intake pumping station, a cutoff valve control chamber, and nine transit onshore navigation marks to determine a ships location.
The first trains carrying more than 8,000 tonnes of oil left the railway station at Skovorodino, endpoint of the first stage of the ESPO, for delivery on to Kozmino.
We plan to transport additionally 13,200 tonnes of oil from a big oil storage facility that was built in Skovorodino to the Kozmino seaport in the Primorye Territory, a railroad official says.
A total of 15 million tonnes/year of oil will be transported by rail tankers to Kozmino from Skovorodino.
The ESPO line is being constructed in two phases. Under Phase 1, a 2,694-km line links Taishet and Skovorodino, while Phase 2 entails a line extending a further 2,000 km from Skovorodino to Kozmino.
Until Phase 2 is completed, oil will be delivered to Kozmino by rail.