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Eastern Siberia ‒ Pacific Ocean Pipeline System. Taishet – Skovorodino section (ESPO-1)

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Project objective: exit to the markets of the countries of the Asian-Pacific region as well as provision for oil transport to refineries of the Russian Federation.

The project is implemented on the ground of the decree of the Government of the Russian Federation No.1737-r dated December 31, 2004.

In December 2009, the Eastern Siberia ‒ Pacific Ocean pipeline system was commissioned, and the first tanker with the ESPO oil grade was shipped.

As of the commissioning date of the oil pipeline, its throughput capacity constituted 30 million tons of oil per year.
The project comprised of construction of the pipeline with the total length of 2,694 km from the Taishet PS to Skovorodino PS as well as construction of 7 PS and the Kozmino specialized sea oil port near the town of Nakhodka.

The Kozmino port facilities include: two railway discharge jetties for 74 tank wagons each with a set of associated facilities; a utility line area from the site of the railway discharge racks to the oil depot; an oil depot with a tank farm; a technological berth for tankers; and marine Chicsan swivel loading arms for oil pouring.

Transportation of oil from the town of Skovorodino to the Kozmino port was implemented by rail.

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