Upper Volga Branch (Yaroslavl) of Svyaztransneft is building a fiber-optic communication line (FOCL) at the following section: Kirishi initial pumping station – Krasny Bor line operation dispatcher station – Pulkovo oil depot.
The new line will provide all types of communications for four petroleum product pipelines: Vtorovo – Primorsk, Kirishi – Pulkovo, Krasny Bor – Pulkovo, and Kirishi – Krasny Bor.
Currently, 131 km of fiber optic cable (48 fibers) with a capacity of 2.5 Gbit/s have been laid in the ground. 39 of the 41 sets of communication and data transmission equipment were installed at telemechanics checkpoints (TMCPs). Installation of equipment for microcellular network, digital channels, and wavelength-division multiplexing of optical lines is currently being carried out at three communications centres.
The new facilities are built as part of the technical upgrading programme. Until September this year, there will be another 100 km of cable in Leningrad Region, and 15 km of cable will be laid in the ground in the territory of St. Petersburg.
Thanks to the commissioning of the new FOCL, Transneft Baltic will receive high-speed broadband channels for industrial and engineering communications, modern multiservice technologies, as well as redundant communication channels for the Transneft Baltic regional control centre and TMCP of the Kirishi – Krasny Bor section of the Vtorovo – Primorsk petroleum product pipeline. The equipment of the new communication network will be connected to the unified control and monitoring system of Svyaztransneft (Moscow).