Positive decision of state environmental expertise for Varandey oil terminal

Publish date: January 30, 2007

Konstantin Pulikovskiy – a leader of Russian Federal Service for Ecological, Technical and Atomic Supervision (RosTeckNadzor) confirmed positive decision of state environmental expert evaluation of Varandey oil shipment terminal building.

According to the expert commission, the project corresponds with environmental legislation, but RosteckNadzor insists on working out a plan of oil spills prevention and liquidation, reports.

Varandey terminal is located onshore of the Barents Sea in Yamalo-Nenets autonomous region. Temporary shipment complex is operating nowadays. The building of the complex was started in 1998. The complex consists of hydraulic power station, marine oil pipeline and onshore receiving terminal, which can store 65,000 cubic metres of oil.

The Varandey terminal is destined for raw oil export from fields of Timano-Pechora province.

Nowadays oil is transported by small shuttle tankers with 20,000 ton deadweight of. During five years of the Varandey terminal operation, about 90 oil shipments were implemented and 1.7 million tons of oil was shipped.