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Chevron team visits CPC’s Pump Station 8

On October 17, 2016, a Chevron team visited CPC’s Pump Station 8. The delegation included Tim Miller, Managing Director for Chevron’s Eurasia Business Unit; Neil Menzeis, Deputy Managing Director for Chevron’s Eurasia Business Unit; Alan Adamson, Chevron’s Turkey Country Manager; and Grgo Skaro, Marine Assurance Specialist for Chevron’s Shipping Company. The visitors were accompanied by CPC General Director Nikolay Gorban, Operations Consultant Dennis Fahy, CPC Western Region Manager Sergey Potryasov, Russian Pump Stations Coordinator Igor Lisin, and others.
The pump station is being constructed by a contractor, Velesstroy, near the town of Krymsk as part of the CPC Expansion Project.  The plan is to put oil into the station’s process system before the end of 2016.
At PS8, the visitors observed startup and commissioning work being completed and site landscaping currently in progress.  The delegation paid special attention to a mainline pump house with its unique double-casing motors improving fire and explosion safety, as well as a surge relief system enhancing the level of industrial and environmental safety of the CPC pipeline system.
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%.