Rosneft is completing comprehensive engineering surveys and starting construction of facilities for the oil transportation system of the Vostok Oil project. The oil pipeline will connect the fields of the Vankor and Paiyakh clusters with the oil loading terminal of the Sever Bay port under construction. The total length of the oil pipeline system will be about 770 km. The required pressure for pumping oil will be provided by 7 oil pumping stations (OPS).
To create the oil pipeline system of the new project, the existing oil transportation facilities of the Vankor cluster will be reconstructed and new ones built on the Taimyr Peninsula. Today the boundaries of the new pipeline, its route, the location of capital construction projects have already been determined, the necessary structural and technological solutions have been developed and approved. More than 6 thousand piles were made for the installation of supports for the new oil pipeline system.
At the first stage, it is planned to reconstruct the main Vankor oil pumping station, as well as to organize reverse traffic along the existing Suzun-Vankor interfield oil pipeline, with a length of about 100 km. Moreover, to increase the throughput between the Vankor and Suzun fields to 18 million tons of oil per year, a new 85 km long Vankor-Suzun oil pipeline and a new oil pumping station will be constructed.
A tank battery will be built to receive and store oil in the Sever Bay port, from which the commercial oil will be loaded onto high ice class tankers Arc7 for transportation along the Northern Sea Route to European and Asian markets.
During the construction of Vostok Oil facilities, they will use unique technologies, including environmental technologies, which have proven their effectiveness in the Vankorsok cluster.
Since May of this year, hundreds of thousands of tons of various cargoes have been delivered to Sever Bay, including pipe products, metal structures, construction equipment, and carriage houses.