The complex of oil cargo in the port of Ust-Luga launched in test mode

Ust-Luga, 31.01.2011.
The first tanker with oil left on the dock of the Complex of oil cargo in the port of Ust-Luga (Leningrad region). The Deputy Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation Viktor Olersky.

"The acquisition of Ust-Luga first, albeit in a test mode, the tanker represents the launch of a new Russian oil export route. I am sure that he will be able to share the traffic, following today through the Baltic ports, primarily through Estonian terminals ", — commented Olersky.

The first batch of export of petroleum products made aboard the product tanker SKF Neva (OAO "Sovcomflot", built in 2006, 47 thousand tons deadweight).

The deputy minister said that "Rosmorport" completes the program of dredging in the port of Ust-Luga, which implies a circular movement of ships. "I think that the deadline in September of this year, a depth of 17.5 m at the port will accept vessels up to 150 tons," — he said.

Recall that in the port of Ust-Luga, a project of construction of the Complex liquid cargo for export shipment of petroleum products. Declared total power complex — 30 million tons per year. Customer-developer of the complex — JSC "Rosneftbunker" related to oil trader Gunvor. The project is implemented with the involvement of Vnesheconombank loan in the amount of $ 200 million total cost of the project amounts to about 26 billion rubles.

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