On August 13, 2015 under the approved testing program the mainline pumps were successfully started in PS-7. The station is located near Staromyhastovskaya village in Krasnodar Krai. According to the specialists of CPC Western Region, the work was performed in full compliance with the approved program of testing. As part of this test, three mainline pumps were started one by one and they ran in various operational regimes. The test was attended by the original equipment manufacturer representatives who found no issues with the equipment during the test.
PS-7 was constructed under phase two of the project of expansion of CPC pipeline system. Nine modular building were constructed in the station; over 220 km of power and instrument cables were pulled; over 3700 pieces of mechanical equipment were installed.
It is worth mentioning that in June 2015 similar work was also successfully performed in PS Atyrau (CPC Eastern Region). The same scope was performed in PS-3 (Central Region) in July and in PS Tengiz (Eastern Region) in August.
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%.