Gazprom has brought its new Gladkoye fuel terminal into production, the first to be built under the company’s new terminal infrastructure development strategy.
The facility in the Tosnensky District of the Leningrad Oblast, is unique in terms of its technological equipment and management processes.
The terminal is the only fuel terminal in Russia equipped with metering facilities that allow oil products’ volumes and metrics to be controlled automatically on receipt from rail tank cars and onward shipping by road, with all data on fuel transportation and movement being processed and transmitted through the Gazprom Neft Neftekontrol system online.
A digital twin of the terminal contains all information on the project since the start of its construction, allowing virtual access for the facility’s management.
The facility can handle the transshipment of up to one million tonnes of oil products every year, with its terminal offering storage capacity for up to 40,000 m3 at any one time. Cutting-edge environmental protection strategies have been implemented at Gladkoye, including a vapour recovery system and treatment facilities.
All of the company’s target terminals will be upgraded based on the Gladkoye model by 2025. Following the completion of its extensive terminal reconstruction programme, transshipment volumes through its own network are expected to increase by more than 20%, with average transshipment volumes per terminal increasing by 58%.
Alexander Dyukov, CEO and chairman of the management board at Gazprom Neft, says: ‘This new terminal will become a major facility within Gazprom Neft’s logistics system, ensuring stable supplies of high-quality oil products to the compnay’s own filling stations, as well as to our clients throughout the north-west region. The innovative technologies used in building the Gladkoye terminal will be rolled out in modernising our terminals network, which we will be carrying out until 2025.’