Transneft East, represented by its technical customer PMC ESPO, has started assembling steel structures on the site of future oil pumping stations (PSs) No. 2, 5, 7 in Irkutsk Region.
Construction of three oil pumping station for phase I of the Eastern Siberia – Pacific Ocean pipeline system was launched in December 2017, as part of the programme envisioning the ESPO-1 pipeline expansion to 80 MTPA.
New oil pumping stations (No. 2, 5, 7) will be located in Irkutsk Region and will become the final crucial sites to complete the project of the pipeline system expansion to 80 MTPA.
Overall, three future PSs will have 224 structures, including 80 buildings.
Each PS will have a complete range of production and amenity facilities: mainline pump houses, control rooms, pump houses of firefighting stations, water lifting pump houses, boiler houses, indoor vehicle parking sites, warehousing premises, shift camps, etc.
Grading, levelling, making of foundations for buildings and structures, assembling of searchlight towers, making of trenches for utilities is now underway at the PS construction sites; welding and assembling of utility pipelines continues.
To ensure power supply, all stations will be connected to external power supply sources that have been appropriately revamped and retrofitted. PS No. 2 will be fed from PS No. 3 connected to the Bratsk switching point (based in Bratsk). PS No. 5 will receive power from the Korshunikha substation (located in Zheleznogorsk-Ilimsky). PS No. 7 will be connected to PS No. 6 energised from the Ust-Kut substation (in Ust-Kut).
Construction of new production facilities is expected to end in late 2019.
After construction of PSs No. 2, 5, 7 is completed, the total number of stations involved in oil transportation via the Eastern Siberia – Pacific Ocean pipeline system that runs in Irkutsk and Amur Regions and the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) will reach 21.