On 3 December 2019, Novorossiysk hosted a ceremony of donating 10 passenger buses to the residents of the city. Mikhail Grishankov, CPC Deputy General Director, RF Government Relations, Igor Dyachenko, Head of Novorossiysk Municipality, and other officials attended the handover ceremony, which took place on the square next to the Maritime terminal.
Caspian Pipeline Consortium allocated RUR 48.4 million for the purchase of passenger transport as part of a charitable project. The ten comfortable buses Neman-420211-511 have a low-floor design and seats with vandal-proof coating. Their passenger compartments are air-conditioned, which is extremely important in hot summer season.
All buses are equipped with ERA-GLONASS Russian state emergency response system, hydraulic double-circuit braking system, wheelchair disability ramp and wheelchair mounting place. In addition, a system for informing and orienting visually impaired passengers ("speaking city") was installed.
In his speech, Igor Dyachenko Mayor of Novorossiysk noted that today the port city is dynamically developing, new residential areas including suburban settlements are being intensively built up, and the CPC donation is an important contribution to the development of a well-functioning and convenient public transport service between settlements within the municipality.
It is worth adding that this is not the first time that the Consortium is involved in the renewal of the Novorossiysk public transport fleet. In 2007-2017 CPC donated 33 passenger buses and 10 trolley buses.
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%.