On October 23rd the schoolchildren of Astrakhan Oblast districts received 12 IVECO DAILY school buses as the Caspian Pipeline Consortium’s gift. The ceremony for handing over the motor vehicles to the district educational establishments was held on the territory of Astrakhan Kremlin.
Astrakhan Oblast Governor Alexander Zhilkin, Leonid Bokhanovskiy, Deputy General Director, RF Government Relation, CPC-R, Radik Kharisov, Deputy Chairman of the Astrakhan Oblast Government – Minister of Industry, Transport and Natural Resources, Vitaly Gutman, Minister of Education and Science, Galina Zoteeva, Minister of Culture and Tourism, and also Administration Heads of the districts crossed by CPC trunk crude pipeline participated in the ceremony.
The school buses for the total value of 30 million 600 thousand Rubles were purchased as part of implementation of CPC social projects and are designated to transport schoolchildren. Each motor vehicle can accommodate 23 passengers, the seats are equipped with seat belts and individual communication with a driver, there is air conditioning unit in the bus, an independent heating system is installed. The buses are equipped with a speed limit device (60 km/hour limit) and a device which will not allow movement in the event of an opened or not fully closed door. In addition, a special anti-slippery floor-coating is laid in the buses.
– As a corporate citizen, CPC in its business has an increased focus on social development of the regions crossed by the crude pipeline route, - noted Leonid Bokhanovskiy. – We are interested in having partnership relations built on the principles of cooperation, mutual respect and mutual help. In total, the value of the social projects implemented by CPC in the region from 1998 till the end of 2015 will exceed 500 million Rubles. Today we are pleased to hand over these buses to the region’s educational establishments. Now the children can visit other regions, participate in academic competitions and contests, open unchartered territories, gain new knowledge and meet interesting people. We hope that with our help the young Astrakhan natives will find a way to, as the saying goes, “see the world and be seen”, and CPC has done its best to create comfortable conditions for them to achieve it.
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.
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%.