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The Arctic Gates oil-loading terminal

The Arctic Gates oil-loading terminal The Arctic Gates oil-loading terminal

“The Arctic Gates” — a unique structure, specially designed for operation beyond the Arctic Circle. The terminal successfully operates at temperatures down to —50 ° C, and also in difficult ice conditions. To this end, at the base of the design, the developers have provided a steel cone, which acts as an ice-breaker. The height of the building is 80 meters, 17 meters of them are under water. The terminal is completely sealed, in case of an emergency situation, it can hold oil until the pumps stop completely. In the process of raw materials shipment, the instantaneous undocking of the terminal and the tanker is provided. The command to launch the facility was given by Russian President Vladimir Putin on May 25, 2016.