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Nikolay Gorban takes office as Caspian Pipeline Consortium General Director

CPC Shareholders have unanimously elected Nikolay Gorban as General Director of Caspian Pipeline Consortium. Nikolay Gorban’s candidature was nominated by Transneft representing the Russian Government Shareholder.
Nikolay Gorban has more than 20 years in operating mainline pipelines in his professional career.
Before joining CPC, he headed Transnefteproduct (a Transneft subsidiary).
Nikolay Gorban assumed office as CPC General Director on June 25, 2016.
 Nikolay Gorban
Nikolay Gorban was born  in Lukhovitsy in the Moscow Region on June 23, 1970.
In 1997 he graduated from the Donbass State Academy of Construction and Architecture, majoring in Industrial and Civilian Construction Engineering. In 2001 he graduated from the Tyumen Oil & Gas University, taking a major in the Design, Construction and Operation of Gas & Oil Pipelines and Gas & Oil Storage Facilities. He is a Candidate of Science, Engineering.
From 1988 till 1990, he was in military service the USSR Armed Forces.
In 1990 he started his working career as a foreman in a construction division in Nizhnevartovskdorstroy.
From 1992 till 1995, he worked as a foreman, head foreman, and a production line supervisor in Varyeganzhilstroy.
1995–1997 – chief engineer, Kreyt LLC.
1997-2006 – deputy production superintendant, engineer, deputy operations department manager, acting division manager in the Tyumen Mainline Oil Pipeline Division, Sibnefteprovod.
From 2006 till 2010, he held the position of Deputy General Director, Operations, Chernomortransneft.
From 2010 till 2012 – chief engineer, Mostransnefteprodukt.
From April 2012 till March 2014  – First Vice President, Transnefteproduct, Transneft subsidiary). On March 7, 2014, Nikolay Gorban was appointed President of Transnefteproduct.
He has received a Letter of Award by the Krasnodar Krai Fuel & Energy Industry Department, a Letter of Award by Chernomortransneft, and a Letter of Award by the Russian Energy Ministry.
Married, two sons and a daughter.
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%.