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CPC Safety Day was held in Kalmykia

The 8th Safety Day of Caspian Pipeline Consortium was held in the Republic of Kalmykia on September 17-18, 2019. The event was attended by Nikolay Gorban, General Director of CPC, Batu Khasikov, Head of the Republic of Kalmykia, Yuri Zaitsev, Chairman of Kalmykia Government as well as representatives of CPC shareholders and employees of CPC and contractors.
- Excellent performance indicators on the area of HSE demonstrate that we are heading in the right direction and we will keep working consistently in this area, Nikolay Gorban said during the opening ceremony.
- Today is a very important and bright event and I am proud that this event is held in Kalmykia. I would like to thank our friends and partners - CPC for giving so much attention to such an important factor as safety, Batu Khasikov, Head of Kalmykia said during his speech.
About 450 persons took part in the event. Representatives of the leading global oil and gas companies - Transneft, Kazmunaigaz, Chevron, Eni, Kaztransoil, Shell, etc. came to Kalmykia.
This year the two-day Safety Day event included safety quiz and a mini-soccer cup.  The main event took place on the open site near village Lola within 23 km of Elista. This part of the Safety Day was called “Forces of Nature”. Representatives of 10 teams demonstrated their knowledge and skills in the area of occupational safety during the safety quiz: CPC Eastern Region, CPC Central Region, CPC Western Region, CPC Marine Terminal, Kaztransoil, Starstroi, Nachin, Master-Service, Lotis and Velesstroy.
Traditionally, tests were held in the following areas: environment protection, driving safety, firefighting, analysis of near miss risks and timely response to these risks, use of personal and collective protection equipment, first aid, fire response.
The team of CPC Marine Terminal was the winner in this fair and no-compromise contest. The second best team was CPC Western Region and the third place was taken by Nachin team. Nachin is a CPC security contractor guarding CPC pipeline assets.
Representatives of CPC shareholders who attended the Safety Day, highly appreciated the event and professionalism of the participants as well as adherence of the Consortium to excellent HSE performance.
The Consortium gives attention not only to safe operation on CPC sites but also to physical health of its employees. The mini-soccer cup was held at the stadium of the Republic Children’s Creativity Center in Elista. 11 teams took part in the cup: CPC Moscow, CPC Eastern Region, CPC Central Region, CPC Western Region, CPC Marine Terminal, Kaztransoil, Starstroi, Nachin, Master-Service, Lotis and Velesstroy.
In the Premier League, Kaztransoil, CPC pipeline maintenance contractor in Kazakhstan won the cup in a close contest with Nachin. Starstroi team was the bronze medalist of the cup. In the First League, CPC Moscow office team was the strongest. They outplayed the team of CPC Marine Terminal in the final. Velesstroy team took the third place.
Upon the results of 2018 CPC was included to Top-25 Best Companies of the International Association of Oil and Gas Producers (IOGP) as to the total injuries rate. The excellent HSE performance indicators are achieved through the implementation Incident and Injury Free Program and Corporate Safety Culture at CPC sites targeted to enhance personal safety awareness, safety of co-workers and striving to zero accident environment.
Besides, the Consortium practices stop work authority. Each employee has the right to stop work if he/she believes that the work is performed with risk to personnel.
In the end of 2018 the Consortium introduced 12+1 Live Saving Rules. These are key requirements for CPC and contractors personnel. Observance of these rules can significantly mitigate the risk of occupational injuries.
CPC Pipeline System is one of the major investment projects in energy sector with participation of foreign capital in the CIS. The length of the Tengiz–Novorossiysk Pipeline is 1,511 km; it transports over two thirds of all Kazakhstan export crude, as well as crude from Russian oil fields, including the Caspian Region. CPC Marine Terminal is equipped with three Single Point Moorings (SPM) that allow to load tankers safely at a significant distance offshore, also amid poor weather conditions.
CPC Shareholders: Russian Federation (represented by Transneft – 24% and CPC Company – 7%) – 31%; Republic of Kazakhstan (represented by KazMunayGaz – 19% and Kazakhstan Pipeline Ventures LLC – 1.75%) – 20.75%; Chevron Caspian Pipeline Consortium Company - 15%, LUKARCO B.V. - 12.5%, Mobil Caspian Pipeline Company – 7.5%, Rosneft-Shell Caspian Ventures Limited – 7.5%, BG Overseas Holding Limited - 2%, Eni International N.A. N.V. - 2% and Oryx Caspian Pipeline LLC – 1.75%.