What does Vopak E.O.S. do?
Vopak E.O.S. is a logistics company, based in Tallinn, Estonia, that provides an extensive range of services in the area of handling, terminalling, throughput and storage of oil and petrochemical products, traded for worldwide destinations.
Who owns Vopak E.O.S.?
AS Vopak E.O.S. is owned 50/50 by two prominent enterprises. Namely, Global Ports, as a part of N-Trans - the largest private transport holding in Russia with strategic interests in rail transportation and port operations, and Koninklijke Vopak - the global market-leader in independent storage and handling of liquid oil products, chemicals, vegetable oils and liquefied gases.
What is Vopak E.O.S.’s history?
Vopak E.O.S. commenced its operational activity in 1996 with the first terminal Termoil in Tallinn. The company responded to the growing market demand in high quality terminalling services with the expansion of the tank farm by incorporating newly built terminal Trendgate in 2006 and then merging Pakterminal, a well-established terminal company in Estonia, in 2008. Furthermore, to gain more efficiency and independence in rail transports E.R.S. Ltd. - railway company, owned by Vopak E.O.S. started in 2008 the transportation of oil products on the territory of Estonia.
How many employees do you have at Vopak E.O.S.?
In total close to 500 employees.
What kind of oil products does Vopak E.O.S. load and store?
Vopak E.O.S. has a license to load and store crude oil and wide grade of oil and petrochemical products as: heavy fuel oil, VO, jet fuel, gasoline, diesel, naphtha and other. Vopak E.O.S. avoids handling compounds that evaporate easily, have a strong smell and are highly dangerous to human health or environment.
From where does Vopak E.O.S. obtain the oil products it handles?
Vopak E.O.S handles Russian, Belorussian and Kazakh fuel oil and light oil products and is in the Baltic region the largest fuel oil terminal - by throughput volume, rail tank car unloading and storage capacity and size of vessels loading.
What is the total storage capacity of Vopak E.O.S.?
Total storage capacity is 1,026,000 cbm, of which 771,000 cbm for dark products and 255,000 cbm for light products - all in 78 storage tanks.
What is Vopak E.O.S. capacity of unloading rail tank cars?
Today it exceeds 1,300 rail tank cars per day. Vopak E.O.S. has 39 km of own rail tracks that allow accommodate up to 2,300 rail tank cars.
Vopak E.O.S. operates at the Port of Muuga in Estonia. What are the conditions at the port?
Muuga is an ice-free port and the terminals can operate throughout the year. In the port Vopak E.O.S. operates on seven berths with 10 marine loading arms and maximum depth of 18 meters. Vessels of any size up to 300,000 DWCC (type VLCC) can be loaded. Maximum quantity, which could be loaded to VLCC is 170,000 m tones (restricted by 15 m draft limitation at Danish straights).
What steps has Vopak E.O.S. taken to operate in the environment-conscious way?
Since its foundations the company has applied all safety precautions to avoid damage to the environment. Unloading stations and the production area are covered with concrete, which prevents dangerous substances from leaking into the soil and ground water. Rainwater, which could be polluted with oils, is collected and cleaned to standards with multi-step technology.
All storage tanks for gasoline and other volatile oil products are covered with internal floating roofs that reduce the amount of gasoline fumes getting into the air multiply times. In addition, shift supervisors monitor the concentration of pollution (hydrocarbons and hydrogen sulphide) in the ambient air all the time, especially during the loading of oil products.
For real-time measurements, a stationary monitoring station is located at the nearest residential buildings. Should unfavorable conditions push the concentration of pollutants close or beyond permitted levels, pumping speed will be decreased up to stopping of production.
How is sea pollution avoided when loading the ships?
Loading devices of the ships are controlled regularly; also the loading process is conformed to very strict ship-shore regulations. To localize the sea pollution, there is a possibility to close quickly the access to harbor’s pool or localize pollution around the ship with floatable oil booms. Also the Muuga port harbor’s oil pollution cleaning ships is in surveillance for 24 hours.
Has Vopak E.O.S. arranged exercises on environmental safety?
Vopak E.O.S. has organized exercises together with Rescue Department every year by different scenarios to improve the readiness/preparedness of the workers of Vopak E.O.S. and rescue service personnel for a possible emergency situation. This is continual action.
To whom can I turn to with additional questions about Vopak E.O.S.?
Please contact us either by calling +372 6266 100 or sending e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Our office is in Tallinn’s district of Pirita, at Regati pst 1.