Caspian Pipeline Consortium is implementing measure required to protect its staff and CPC contractors’ personnel from coronavirus.
Staff of the CPC Moscow, Atyrau and Nur-Sultan Offices, whose presence in the office is not of critical importance for the operations and business processes purposes of the Company now work from home until further notice. Crisis Management Team comprised of General Director, Deputy General Directors and managers of several CPC divisions has been established.
Temperature reading of the arriving staff and contractors’ personnel has been organized at the CPC offices and facilities. Company premises are disinfected on a regular basis, all CPC and contractors’ representatives have been provided with personal means of hands disinfection. CPC staff were advised to refrain from any movement within the offices in the absence of any urgent need and to use telephones, teleconferencing and e-mail for work-related communication purposes.
All interregional and international business travel has been prohibited until further notice. All employees who returned from international travel are in self-isolation. Moscow Office staff who work in the office are prohibited to use public transport for travel to/from the CPC office. Transport resources of the Company are used to carry the staff and delivery of the staff to the office has been organized on a per-district basis; if required, taxi costs are compensated; use of personal vehicles is allowed and parking places have been organized.
Within the shortest possible time, CPC IT services completed considerable work organizing numerous remote workstations. Upon requests of the CPC Departments, computers and multimedia devices were issued to the staff working from home for the purposes of communication and interaction of CPC divisions. CPC staff and CPC contractors’ representatives are on a timely basis advised of all decisions and orders of the federal and regional authorities related to protection from coronavirus through all types of corporate communication channels. All personnel have been provided with the list of emergency medical services numbers and regional “hotlines” and advised of the necessary action if the infection symptoms present.
Working from home is currently considered for all CPC regional offices. For the CPC pump stations in the Republic of Kazakhstan operated on a rotation basis the rotation interval has been increased to 28 days. Similar measures are considered for the CPC pump stations in Russia.
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%.