CPC guarantees efficient and environmentally safe movement of crude oil

The Project is designed to increase the trunk pipeline capacity

Novorossiysk Administration Representatives inspected the CPC Marine Terminal

20191009.jpgOn 9 October 2019, representatives of the Novorossiysk City Administration, deputies of the State and City Dumas, as well as journalists of Novorossiysk and Krasnodar Krai mass media visited the Caspian Pipeline Consortium facilities – Marine Terminal, including the Tank Farm. The tour of the industrial facilities was conducted personally by Consortium General Director Nikolay Gorban.

The guests visited the CPC Operations Control Center and got acquainted with SCADA – one of the most up-to-date for the Russian pipeline transport system for acquisition and monitoring of data, capable of controlling every 60 seconds in real time the operations of the trunk oil pipeline throughout its length in Russia and Kazakhstan. Such capability of operative monitoring of all process stages of crude oil transportation and loading ensures environmentally safe functioning of the entire CPC oil pipeline system.

The CPC industrial facilities tour also covered the Tank Farm of the Consortium Marine Terminal, where ten 100 000 m³ crude oil storage tanks had been installed with a big safety margin of process and seismic strength. The tanks have the so-called “floating” roofs with a high-density rigid secondary rim seal, which provide 99% suppression of crude oil vapor emissions as compared to ordinary fixed roofs.

While walking, the guests, who were specifically interested in industrial and environmental safety of the Consortium facilities, were informed about the comprehensive process solutions used by CPC, the best occupational health, fire safety and environment protection practices and the Company-implemented Process Environment Monitoring Program, which covers all types of quality control regarding environment components, potential contaminations, man-induced and industrial impact upon the ecosystem.

Highly efficient CPC environment protection performance is confirmed by the environmental responsibility rating carried out by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). Upon the results of 2018, CPC was found the leader among the Russia oil/gas companies in the category of minimum environment impact (https://wwf.ru/upload/iblock/815/NGK_Rating_rus_web.pdf").

Throughout the oil pipeline service life, the CPC Marine Terminal has been operating in strict compliance with the legislation regulating industrial and environmental safety of such facilities. Built using modern technologies and equipment, it was the winner of the “Oil Terminal” international prize established to highlight achievements of oil terminals in Russia, CIS and Western Europe in the nominations “Grand Prix”, “Environmental Safety”, “Best Process Equipment”, “Reliable Partner” and “Stability”.

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The CPC pipeline system is one of the largest investment projects with foreign capital in the energy sector in the CIS. The length of Tengiz-Novorossiysk pipeline is 1,511 km; more than two thirds of all export crude oil from Kazakhstan and crude oil from the Russian fields, including those in the Caspian Region, are transported by this route. CPC Marine Terminal is equipped with three Single Point Moorings (SPM) that allow to load tankers safely at a significant distance offshore, also in 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%.