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CPC General Director Nikolay Brunich Visits Eastern Region

On March 30, 2016, CPC General Director Nikolay Brunich visited the Eastern Region (Kazakhstan) where he reviewed the construction progress of two pump stations, APS-3A and APS-4, under the CPC Expansion Project.
He inspected the sites and held working meetings where it was noted that the main scope of construction and installation as these pump station was completed. Currently, all parties involved in the process are faced with the task of site improvement and the timely completion of the construction of rotation accommodation camps. During the meetings, attendees highlighted the need to expedite the handover of as-built documentation to the Operations after mechanical completion.
In order to meet the construction schedule, the task was set to engage additional personnel at sites. In that connection, CPC General Director instructed that special attention be paid to strict compliance with safety rules at construction sites.
The plan is to have oil-in at APS-4 in September and APS-3A in October 2016.
At the final meeting in Atyrau, attended by representatives of the project management company, contractor and subcontractor organizations, CPC General Director placed a special focus on ensuring the timely commissioning of APS-4. According to the leadership of the oil & gas industry of Kazakhstan, oil production is planned to be started in the Kashagan field in the fall of 2016, and APS-4 will play an important role in receiving crude oil from that field.
As part of his trip program, Nikolay Brunich met with Nurlan Nogaev, the newly-appointed akim of the Atyrau region, where CPC General Director told the akim about the progress of the CPC Expansion Project in Kazakhstan.
The parties agreed to continue their joint efforts in keeping with the Consortium’s community-related policy in the region. As a reminder, CPC is very pro-active in supporting community-related economic and cultural projects and programs aimed at improving the level and quality of life in the host regions.
For reference.
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%.