Petersburg Oil Terminal (POT) in St Petersburg in Russia has been granted permission by the Russian authorities to commission a new 40,000 m3 tank.
It is the site’s fourth of that size and will increase overall capacity by 10%. The new tank, like the others, has been built using double-walled technology to minimise environmental risks. The tank can store both light and heavy petroleum products.
The terminal overall has a capacity of 437,000 m3 and can receive products by river via three berths, rail or road and can ship out via deepwater sea berths or road.
‘The commissioning of a new tank with a capacity of 40,000 m3 will allow us to start the renovation project of the old part of POT, where a modern complex for transshipment of a wide range of oil products will be created on the site of an outdated Soviet oil depot. Now, the terminal will not feel a reduction in transshipment volumes at the stage of reconstruction, which means that we will still be able to fully meet the needs of our customers, and will remain a reliable employer and taxpayer,’ says chairman Mikhail Skigin.