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Transneft Completes Revamping of Volodarskaya LODS to Increase Supplies of Petroleum Products to Moscow Area

Date of publication: 3 September 2019

Pictured: Transneft’s delegation headed by President Nikolay Tokarev (in the centre) at the Volodarskaya LODS

Transneft is completing a large-scale revamping of the Volodarskaya line operation dispatcher station (LODS) in Ramensky District of Moscow Region. The work was carried out as part of a project to increase the supply of petroleum products to the Moscow region.

On 03 September 2019, the Volodarskaya LODS was visited by a delegation of Transneft headed by the President Nikolay Tokarev.

As part of the revamping of the Volodarskaya LODS, 6 commodity and 5 auxiliary tanks with a total volume of more than 90 thousand m3 were constructed, a new modern mainline pump station was built, the automated loading system was revamped, process pipelines (27 km), utility networks (40 km) and cables (1.5 thousand km) were completely replaced, and 44 buildings and structures were built. As a result, almost all engineering systems were replaced, including the fire extinguishing system and the automation system.

Transneft’s delegation visited the main operational sub-facilities of the Volodarskaya LODS and praised the results of revamping.

The measures taken will improve reliability of transportation and loading of petroleum products to consumers (among them the Region’s airports) and also enhance quality control. A high level of efficiency and safety of the Volodarskaya LODS, which is the key facility of Moscow and Moscow Region’s fuel supply system, will also be provided for.

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The Volodarskaya LODS is part of the Volodarsk Regional Petroleum Products Pipeline Directorate (RPPPD), which also includes the Nagornaya and Solnechnogorskaya loading stations.

The Volodarsk RPPPD receives petroleum products from Moscow, Ryazan and Nizhny Novgorod refineries with further pumping thereof through the Ring Petroleum Products Trunk Pipeline around Moscow to Vnukovo, Domodedovo and Sheremetyevo airports as well as to the Nagornaya and Solnechnogorskaya loading stations.

Comprehensive revamping of the Volodarskaya LODS is being carried out as part of a project aimed at increasing the volume of transported light petroleum products (motor petrol, diesel fuel, jet fuel) and expanding the range of motor petrol types for consumers in Moscow Region. In 2018, the actual volume of petroleum products supplied to the Region amounted to 4.7 million tonnes.

Pictured: an automated loading system

Pictured: the Volodarskaya LODS

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