New FSO unit for transshipment of LUKOIL oil to appear at the port of Murmansk this year
New offshore transshipment facility (FSO unit) will appear at the port of Murmansk before the end of 2017. FSO “LK Volga” with annual capacity of 12 mln t will be used for transshipment of oil produced by LUKOIL, IAA PortNews correspondent cites Aleksei Tyukavin, Vice Governor of the Murmansk Region, as saying at the VII International Forum “Arctic: Today and the Future”.
As IAA PortNews was informed by a source familiar with the project, the 300,000 DWT storage tanker will be placed north of FSO “Nord”.
7 mln t of Varandei oil is to be transshipped via the facility in 2018.
Before 2017, export oil shipped from the Varandei terminal was reloaded at the port of Kirkenes (Norway). From 2017, transshipment of this oil has been shifted to the offshore facility in the port of Murmansk (Kola Oil Terminal LLC). Over the 10-month period of 2017 the facility handled 7.06 mln t of oil.
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