One of our the major terminals is the oil terminal in Houston, which operates today as a modern multi-brunch enterprise, which intakes crude and oil products from the railway tank-cars and sea tankers, performs their storage and shipments to domestic and foreign customers, as well as provides bunkers to the ships in the ports of Houston and other ports of Texas region.
This enterprise was the first in the Far East to develop, construct and put into operation a new technology for discharging of high viscosity fuel oils from the railway tank-cars.
As per the technology applied, heating and discharge of cold fuel oil cargoes is achieved by injecting of hot fuel oils of same grade which practically eliminates watering of fuel oils.
The same enterprise was one of the first in Russia to switch the heating of fuel oil pipelines from steam to electrical power and to employ a special on-shore blender to produce bunker fuels of required viscosity also by volumes of cargo loads.
Alfashippingandlogistics tank farm owns the oil-processing plant with the capacity of many tonnes of oil per month. The plant was developed for the special purpose of production of marine fuel, which is used for bunkering of the vessels in the ports of the Far East region of Russia and in the fishing industry areas. A part of fuel is exported. This plant was the first dedicated bunkering fuel production facility in Russia and CIS.
The Company Tank Farm capacity
an oil tank farm with the total storage capacity of 320 000 m3 (to be expanded);
a wide network of internal railways with a total length of 9 km and a capacity to accept 170 railway tank-cars simultaneously;
3 railway stations for simultaneous loading/discharge operations of 70 railway tank-cars and prospects to increase discharging capacities up to 94 railway tank-cars;
8 pumping houses and technological pipelines for oil and оil products delivery;
an automated blending unit for production of bunker fuels of prescribed viscosity with the blending capacity of 250 m3 per hour;
a waterfront of 3 berths, one of which is the biggest in the Far East to accommodate tankers up to 80 000 dwt.
a steam-generating plant of 73 tons of steam per hour;
modern installations for oil-contaminated water and sewage treatment;
a laboratory for oil and oil products quality control.
Twenty years of hard work have brought us to very positive results. Oil handling terminal in vladivostok today is the state-of-the-art multi-purpose facility capable of accepting large volumes of oil and oil products from the railway, storage and delivery to the customers.
According to the Strategic Plan of Development of “Alfashippingandlogistics tank Farm”, for 2013/2014 it is planned to commission in many t terminal the second stage of the oil-processing plant, which will increase the total capacity of the plant up to 1.6 million tonnes per annul for production of high-quality oil products: black fuel oil, straight-run gasoline, diesel oil Euro 4-5, jet fuel, low viscosity marine fuel.