On November 20, 2020, the WWII aid bomb (FAB0250) discovered earlier near Yuzhnaya Ozereevka settlement (Glebobka, Novorossiysk Municipality) was defused by combat engineers of Don Rescue Center, Russia MChS at the Rayevsky disposal area.
The emergency regime was lifted, the Marine Terminal facilities are operated in the routine mode.
The dangerous object was discovered by a search group from Novorossiysk Search Center on November 15 at a distance of approximately a kilometer from the Shore Facilities of the Caspian Pipeline Consortium (CPC-R) Marine Terminal. In coordination with the subdivisions of MChS, Ministry of Internal Affairs and other relevant services CPC-R took the necessary steps in the interests of assuring safety of the local community and the Company's personnel and facilities. To prevent unauthorized persons’ access, a 24 hours a day watch attendance around the site of discovery was arranged together with the Ministry of Internal Affairs from 03:00 p.m. on November 16. Meanwhile, the operation at all facilities of CPC-R Marine Terminal was going routinely.
In 1942-1943, the territory of Novorossiysk Municipality was the scene of fierce battles. Every square meter of land accepted up to 300 kg of metal. Explosive objects are still found. According to the MChS data, over the last five years, about a thousand explosive objects have been discovered and defused within Novorossiysk Municipality. In early 2000, when the construction of CPC facilities was in progress in Krasnodar Krai, over seven thousand bombs, missiles, mines and grenades were discovered and deactivated during the earthwork. The Consortium’s specialists’ experience, coherence of joint actions with relevant units of the MIA and MChS allow for prompt response to this type of situations, assuring safety of population, the Company’s personnel and operating facilities.
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%.