RPK Nord is the owner and operator of the harbor oil transshipment complex based on the floating oil terminal Umba. In its activities, the Company abides by principles of sustainable development. RPK Nord’s priorities are safety of navigation, protection of marine environment, and maintenance of high quality of the services.
The highest standards of safety and reliability
Specialists work on board floating storage unit "Umba" that have existing international maritime certificates and regularly participating in further training programs.
On the waters of the OTC established year-round monitoring of the environmental conditions, conduct environmental monitoring of the state of hydrochemistry, hydrobiology and air.
Forces leading emergency rescue teams on complex clock maintained readiness for oil spill on the water area and the shoreline.
Quality Assurance, Safety, Professionalism
RPK “Nord” is the owner and the operator of the harbor transshipment complex based on floating oil storage and offtake (FSO) “Umba”. The Company adheres to the principles of sustainable development. Assurance of navigation safety, environmental protection and maintenance of high quality of services is a priority for RPK “Nord”. The Company is certified to quality international standards of series ISO 9000 and ISO 14000.
RPK “Nord” is working with first-class cargo owners, who set high requirements to their partners. To meet the expectations of its clients, company RPK “Nord” must exceed standard requirements of safety and reliability. External inspections are regularly carried out in the office of RPK “Nord” and at FSO “Umba”. The best confirmation of the high level of reliability and qualification of RPK “Nord” is the availability of long-term contracts for transshipment of oil and oil products. FSO “Umba” is registered in the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (MRS) and is supervised by classification society “Russian Maritime Register of Shipping”.
Tanker “Umba” of capacity 300 thousand ton was built in 2001 at shipbuilding yard Hitachi Zosen, Japan, as a tanker of unrestricted navigation (the first name of the vessel was “Berge Kyoto”, then – “SASA”). In 2015 the tanker underwent overhaul repair, conversion and certification by the classification society at the shipbuilding yard. The mooring and the cargo handling systems of the tanker were improved, the cargo heating system was introduced in all cargo tanks, cargo control systems were upgraded, overhaul repair and full painting of the hull was performed. Category “1” was assigned to the vessel under program САР (Condition Assessment Program) – “ideal condition”.
Day-and-night duty of readiness for OSR (oil spill response) operations is continuously in place at the complex, both in the aquatic area and on the coast line. Year-around surveillance of the environmental condition is performed in the aquatic area of the harbor transshipment complex, environmental monitoring is performed to determine the hydrochemical and hydrobiological condition of condition of biocenosis.
All necessary works, minimizing environmental and technological risks, were performed in the course of the preparation of the harbor transshipment complex, designs were developed and approved with respective authorities for the development and installation of anchor-mooring bracings, for environmental protection, for assessment of environmental impact and the “Oil Spill Response Plan”, the “Transport safety support plan”.
Operations on the FSU "Umba" is carried out in shifts, 2 crew and 30 people follow each other in an average of 60 days. All specialists on board are the staff members of LLC RPK Nord, have existing international maritime diplomas and certificates, as well as undergo additional certification. Given the high degree of responsibility at work, the company's management selected the best specialists from different regions of Russia.
Technical management and management of the ISM Code (International Safety Management Code) FSU carried out company V.Group Ltd (London, UK). FSU conducts regular examination in accordance with the classification society program, vetting inspections by international oil companies, teachings on prevention and liquidation of emergency situations.
The Company and its activities are fully compliant with the current Russian legislation and international Conventions.
Capacity — 300 000 tons
Oil tanker Umba built in 2001 at the shipyard Hitachi Zosen, Japan, as a tanker with unlimited navigation area.
Operations are carried out in shifts, 2 crew and 30 people follow each other in an average of 60 days.
The vessel was awarded the Condition Assessment Program Program category 1 - "Ideal condition" in 2015.
PPK Nord provides services for transportation of oil and petroleum products. One of the most important priorities is the quality of the services provided.
RPK Nord is always open to fruitful cooperation and mutually beneficial projects