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Transneft Baltic Completes Technical Upgrading of Nevskaya LODS Mainline Pump House

Date of publication: 07 October 2020

Transneft Baltic has completed large-scale technical upgrading works at the mainline pump house No. 2 of the Nevskaya line operation dispatcher station (LODS) located in Vsevolozhsk District, Leningrad Region. The pump house ensures oil transportation via the Palkino – Primorsk oil trunk pipeline; its main function is to create and maintain the required pressure in the pipeline.

As part of the technical upgrading, four mainline pumps were replaced. Equipment produced by Transneft Oil Pumps was installed. The new pumps have improved efficiency compared to the previous equipment, as well as increased service life of key parts. Each pump weighing more than 21 tonnes is capable of pumping up to 7 thousand m3 of crude oil per hour.

At the pump house, leakage and drain pump-out system pipelines, oil supply systems of mainline pump units and pipelines for water cooling of electric motors were replaced.

The works were performed as part of Transneft Druzhba’s technical upgrading, revamping and overhaul programme. The goal was to ensure a high level of industrial and environmental safety of equipment, uninterrupted and emergency-free oil transportation.

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The Nevskaya LODS is one of the first oil pumping stations built as part of the Baltic Pipeline System project implementation. Currently, the station provides both oil and petroleum products transportation to the port of Primorsk. Since 2018, the station ensuring diesel fuel loading into tank vehicles is operating here.