On 7 December 2018, Transneft Baltic started loading diesel fuel into tank vehicles at Nevskaya line operation dispatcher station (LODS) in Vsevolozhsky District of Leningrad Region in comprehensive test mode.
The decision about building a new truck loading rack (TLR) at Nevskaya LODS at the 32nd km of the R21 Kola federal route was made by Transneft due to the fact that safe operation time limits were expiring for the equipment commissioned in 1972 at Krasny Bor LODS, near the M-10 federal route.
The revamping at Nevskaya LODS included construction of four vertical steel tanks for diesel fuel storage, each with a 2,000 m3 capacity, a truck loading rack with four loading spots for simultaneous loading of 8 tank vehicles, an operator’s facility, a testing laboratory for petroleum products monitoring and a firefighting pump station with two fire water storage tanks.
An automated electronic queue management system has been introduced to optimise the loading and reduce waiting time for the vehicles at the new TLR.
Upon completion of the 72-hour testing period, the facility is expected to load up to 600 thousand tonnes of diesel fuel per year.
- For reference: Transneft delivers diesel fuel to consumers of the local market of Saint Petersburg and Leningrad region. Petroleum products are supplied to the Company’s pipeline system from 12 Russian refineries. Over 50 professional fuel companies of the Northwestern region are planning to have their tank vehicles loaded with diesel fuel at Nevskaya LODS’s TLR on a regular basis.