CPC guarantees efficient and environmentally safe movement of crude oil

The Project is designed to increase the trunk pipeline capacity

CPC will increase the FOCL traffic capacity

In 2017, CPC plans to install a dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) and optical amplification equipment to eliminate the optic channel deficit and increase the current FOCL traffic.
The objectives of upgrade of the existing FOCL are the following:
• Improve the reliability of SDN networks (data transmission system based on time synchronization of transmitters and receivers) and increase the length of their segments;
• Provide high-speed communication lines for video monitoring systems;
• Allocate extra communication lines for the corporate network to communicate with regional offices;
• Enhance the reliability of SCADA without using SDN.
Moreover, the new DWDM equipment will enable the operation of an isolated high-speed data channel for information storage and increase the number of optical channels for backbone services without using FOCL optic fibers.   
The new equipment is supposed to support the reliable FOCL operation for 15 years.
SCADA is a supervisory control and data acquisition system.
The Operations Control Center at Marine Terminal controls the operation of the whole CPC pipeline system. Three dispatchers efficiently handle this task with the help of SCADA (a supervisory control and data acquisition system), which controls all facilities of the CPC pipeline system from Tengiz PS to SPMs at Marine Terminal in Yuzhnaya Ozereevka, tanker loading and monitors CPC infrastructure security/safety.
Redundant fiber optic, satellite and radio communication and data transmission channels ensure the communications of Marine Terminal with all CPC sites along the pipeline route and regional offices. If any parameters go beyond a set-point envelope, an alarm is sounded and the cause of the alarm is investigated.
About CPC:
The CPC pipeline system is one of the largest investment projects with foreign capital in the energy sector in the CIS. The length of the pipeline connecting oil fields in Western Kazakhstan with the Marine Terminal in Novorossiysk is 1,511 km. CPC’s Marine Terminal is equipped with Single Point Moorings that allow to load tankers safely at a significant distance offshore, including bad weather conditions.
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% and Oryx Caspian Pipeline LLC – 1.75%.