The reconstruction of the dilapidated Pervomaysk breakwater and re-profiling of the structure up to EL plus 4.30 m substantially improves wave protection against SW-SSE storm conditions not only at berth 1A but also in the inner harbour.

The adoption of the latest offshore pier construction techniques, using onshore cranes provided by the project and developed jointly with Sochimorstroy LLC, meant that construction of the terminal could be completed on a tight schedule.

The oil terminal commenced cargo dispatch on June 15, 2012, with Russian President Vladimir Putin attending the opening ceremony.