Vysotsk, Russia

LUKOIL Vysotsk Petroleum Products Terminal - EPC

Fluor and its partner Lukoil-Neftegazstroy (LNGS), an affiliate of Lukoil, provided engineering, procurement and construction for a crude oil and petroleum products terminal.

Client's Challenge

LUKOIL, one of Russia's largest oil companies, sought to increase its export of crude oil and oil products.

The site of the terminal is on Vysotsky Island, in the Gulf of Finland and northeast of St. Petersburg. The project included two tank farms, a marine jetty, a railroad station, and dredging in the Gulf of Finland to allow the passage of double-hulled crude and product ice-breaker tankers.

The project had to comply with stringent environmental standards set by local and international agencies.

Financing for the $330 million project was achieved through a third party.

Fluor's Solution

Fluor developed this project with LUKOIL from concept through construction and assisted with the regulatory and environmental requirements.

Prior to beginning the contract, under the scope of a technical services agreement with LUKOIL, Fluor conducted an environmental impact assessment; assisted in preparing other health, safety, and environment documents; and recommended design modifications for compliance with the environmental and safety standards.

In addition, Fluor consulted with LUKOIL in arranging the third party financing, with loan guarantees from the U.S. Overseas Private Investment Corporation (which supports U.S. investment in emerging markets worldwide, fostering development and growth of free markets).

The consortium engaged Rostovneftekhimproject, the 23rd State Marine Design Institute, and Lengiprotrans Design Institute to perform engineering and design, and LNGS to carry out construction of the project.



The Vysotsk terminal increased LUKOIL's exporting capability to 250,000 barrels per day of oil, gasoline, diesel fuel, and mazut (refinery oil residue). The rail spur had 4 unloading racks, each suitable for 36 railcars. The terminal had 2 jetties to handle ships of 20,000 to 47,000 dead weight tonnes and 1 jetty to handle barges up to 6,000 dead weight tonnes.

Fluor assisted in engineering, procurement, and construction of the terminal and its facilities, developed an environmental impact assessment, recommended design modifications for compliance with environmental and safety standards, and served as financial consultant in obtaining long-term financing.