Methanol terminal

The construction project of the Seaport Sukhodol provides for the Methanol Terminal. Design capacity of the marine cargo front of the Terminal is 2604 thous. tons per year and allows to handle the estimated turnover of 2,0 mln. tons per year. Construction of the terminal has not begun.

Along with ammonia, methanol is considered one of the promising fuels. It is more environmentally friendly and easier to transport and use. Interest in methanol is fueled by growing demand in Asian markets. Methanol is used to produce a wide range of everyday goods and, as such, is a subject of interest in China and other Asia-Pacific countries.

The seaport "Sukhodol" will be the first large specialized terminal for storage and transportation of this chemical product. Methanol comes to the terminal by railroad in rail tank cars, is stored at the terminal warehouse in steel vertical tanks and leaves the terminal on board sea tankers.

Estimated cargo turnover of the methanol terminal is planned at 2.0 million tons per year.

The area of the terminal is determined to be 6,2 hectares.

Principle of methanol terminal operation

The Methanol Terminal and the LPG Terminal are located on the same site. The LHF of the Methanol Terminal is a drainage trestle with two unloading railroad tracks. Each track can accommodate up to 18 rail cars. The pouring trestle is equipped with 18 overhead drainage devices (overhead drain risers) on each of the unloading tracks. The total number of drain risers is 36 units.

For safety purposes, methanol will be stored in tanks using a nitrogen "cushion" system. A hydraulic safety valve will be installed on each tank to prevent the formation of a vacuum in the tank. The spent nitrogen "cushion" will be discharged to a scatter plug. Also, each tank will be equipped with a grounding system.

Estimated throughput capacity of the methanol terminal warehouse will be 2190 thous. tons/year.

Marine Cargo Front (MGF) of the Methanol Terminal is a deep-water pier for methanol transshipment by means of sea standers. Cargo arrives at the MGF via a system of pipelines from storage tanks, or directly from the terminal's LHF.

The construction of the terminal has not started.

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