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Tengiz and Atyrau: upgrading nearing completion

On 29 January CPC Expansion Office in Atyrau, Kazakhstan hosted an extended working meeting attended by the General Director of the Consortium N.G. Brunich, Deputy Chairman of the Board, AO NK KazMunaiGaz K.M. Kabyldin, representatives of the Management Company and Contractors carrying out construction under the Project.
The working meeting reviewed the results of the inspection trip made to Tengiz PS and Atyrau PS, being upgraded to ensure higher throughput of the oil pipeline system. 
The meeting noted that upgrading of the above pump stations was nearing completion. The Tengiz scope is more than 92% complete. All construction/installation work at the pump station is scheduled to be finished by the end of March. Comprehensive testing of the facility is to start in April, commissioning – mid-July. There is significant progress in work performance at Atyrau PS. The pump station is more than 99% ready.  Comprehensive testing of the facility is to start within the first ten days of February, commissioning – first half of June.
The meeting also examined the issues pertaining to the construction of А-PS-3А and А-PS-4. Here, work scope completed is 55% and 62% respectively. After finishing construction/installation at the operating Tengiz PS and Atyrau PS, the Contractors will concentrate all their resources on these facilities. 
The Consortium Management pointed out to the Contractors and Management Company the necessity of accelerating the process of delivering the as-built documentation upon construction/installation completion.
At the end of the working visit N. Brunich had a meeting with the Akim of the Atyrau Region B. Izmukhambetov, covering the issues of cooperation between the Consortium and Akimat of the region in the area of social/human resources policy.    
CPC pipeline system is one of the largest investment projects in the energy industry with participation of foreign capital on the CIS territory. The length of the pipeline connecting the oil fields in Western Kazakhstan with the Marine Terminal near Novorossiysk is 1,511 km. CPC Marine Terminal is equipped with single point moorings which allow for safe tanker lifting at a considerable distance from the shore, also when the weather conditions are unfavorable.
The Expansion Project includes rehabilitation of 5 existing and construction of 10 additional pump stations (2 in the Republic of Kazakhstan and 8 in the Russian Federation), six new storage tanks (100,000 cu.m each) in addition to the existing four near Novorossiysk and a third SPM at the CPC Marine Terminal, and also the replacement of an 88 km pipeline section in Kazakhstan with a larger diameter pipe. The total amount of the Project investments will be US$ 5.4 billion.
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% и Oryx Caspian Pipeline LLC – 1.75%.​