On November 15, 2019, a contract for supply of mainline pump units and rotors was signed by and between Caspian Pipeline Consortium and Flowserve in the CPC Moscow Office. The document was signed by Nikolay Gorban, CPC General Director, and Fred Meeke, Flowserve Vice-President, Sales.
Pursuant to the contract, Flowserve is to supply, perform installation supervision, start-up and commissioning of 10 mainline pump units (6 for CPC facilities in Russia and 4 - for facilities in Kazakhstan) and supply 24 rotors for mainline pump units (16 for RF pump stations and 8 for RoK pump stations).
The Parties agreed on supply of one-stage and two-stage DVS20x24, BFD 16х21/22 crude oil pumps as well as high-speed gearboxes with all supporting auxiliary and protection systems to equip both electric and gas turbine driven mainline pump units to be installed.
The equipment is purchased as part of the Debottlenecking Program (DBNP). FYI: the DBNP objective is to increase the Tengiz-Novorossiysk pipeline system throughput capacity almost up to 80 million tons per year. According to the document, supply of Flowserve mainline pump units is to complete in 2020 and start-up and commissioning - in 2022.
Previously, in 2011-2017, Flowserve successfully supplied mainline pump units with electric drives to CPC during the CPC Expansion Project. Please also note that Flowserve is one of the largest world manufacturers of pumping equipment. The company is present in the market of industrial equipment for more than 200 years.
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: CPC Shareholders are Russian Federation (represented by Transneft – 24% and CPC Company – 7 %) – 31%; Republic of Kazakhstan (represented by KazMunayGas – 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.