Klaipedos Nafta, a Lithuanian oil company, is to begin a tender for the second phase of a major project to construct tank storage facilities for about 15-23 million litres of petrochemicals.
The first part of the project went out for tender in early 2011 and will see 5-7 million litres of storage constructed. This phase will begin at the end of 2011 or early 2012.
As part of the second project phase, two new storage tanks will be built on a site where there are currently four 5,000m² tanks. The latter will be knocked down and the 5,000m² space will be made available for the two new facilities which will measure 32,250m² each in size.
As part of the plans, the volatile organic compounds emissions will be cut by 10 times of what they currently are. A network of pipelines will be built above-ground, linking to technological lines that currently exist.
The two tanks will be used to store vacuum gas, fuel, diesel and crude oil.
As part of the project, the existing vapour combustion unit is to be taken down and replaced by a new hydrocarbon vapour recovery facility which will absorb the vapour expelled during the loading and unloading of oil products from railway tanks.