The group "Total" has completed the construction of bunker complex in the port of Primorsk (Leningrad region). Valued at 1.7 billion rubles.
New Port asset is put into operation at the end of November. Bunker complex is needed for refueling tankers that transport oil from the port of Primorsk, and icebreakers operating in the Gulf of Finland. Power bunker complex in the seaside exceed 400 tons per year. It is about a third of bunkering facilities, located in the Gulf (as many more are in the Big Port of St. Petersburg, the rest — in other ports of the waters).
In the "Amount" note that the appearance of their own bunker complex will improve the situation with the ice of vessels in the winter. Last year, icebreakers lost for several days in a week, refueling in the port of St. Petersburg and then going back to Primorsk. Despite the fact that at that time worked in the region for nearly half of all non-nuclear-powered icebreakers, which are at the state (12 of 28), fuel capacity is not enough. This has led to problems in Ford plants and Toyota, which could not get timely complete, and "Transneft" has been forced to temporarily suspend pumping oil through the Baltic Pipeline System (ending in Primorsk).