21 March 2024

Rosneft has started construction of the country’s largest oil loading dock in the North Bay

The RN-Vankor company (an enterprise of the Rosneft oil production complex), within the framework of the Vostok Oil project, has begun construction of an oil loading berth at the Port Severa Bay terminal in the Yenisei Bay of the Kara Sea.

At this stage, RN-Vankor is dredging and strengthening the coastline with a length of 335 meters at one of the two oil loading berths. About 400 large-sized piles with a diameter of over 2.5 meters and a total weight of more than 100 thousand tons will be produced for the new berth under construction. To do this, one of the most powerful fleets of large-tonnage machines in the country with a total load capacity of over 8 thousand tons, including 16 specialized cranes, was delivered to the North Bay along the Northern Sea Route. Four cranes with a lifting capacity from 400 to 1.25 thousand tons will be engaged in sinking piles from land. From the sea side, after the ice melts, two more large-tonnage cranes with a lifting capacity of 1.6 thousand tons will be used, installed on the Krasnoyarsk and Dixon barges. This unique technology of sinking piles in the water area has been tested by port builders in the Ob Bay of the Kara Sea.

The project provides for the construction of a whole complex of berthing facilities, which includes two oil tankers, two cargo berths and a berth for the port fleet with a total length of almost 1.3 km. It is also planned to build infrastructure facilities for the North Bay port, including an administrative and household building, a checkpoint, repair and mechanical workshops, MTR storage bases, transformer substations and other structures.

The oil loading terminal is an important facility of the new seaport “North Bay”, designed to ensure the transshipment of oil from the fields of Vostok Oil for transportation along the Northern Sea Route to world ports.

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RN-Vankor, a subsidiary of Rosneft, is the operator for the development of the fields of the Vankor cluster (Vankor, Suzun, Tagul and Lodochny) and the Payakh group of fields, which are part of Vostok Oil, the largest investment project of the global oil and gas industry implemented by Rosneft in the north of the Krasnoyarsk Territory. The project’s resource base exceeds 6.5 billion tons of premium low-sulfur oil. Vostok Oil includes 52 license areas in the north of the Krasnoyarsk Territory and in the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, where 13 oil and gas fields are located.