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CPC Conducted Fire Drill in Krasnodar Krai

On 28 September 2017, a joint fire drill of CPC and the Krasnodar Krai General Authority of the RF Emergencies Ministry took place at Kropotkinskaya PS, Kavkazsky District, Krasnodar Krai.
This scheduled training event was conducted to check readiness of the manpower of resources of CPC and the Krasnodar Krai General Authority of the RF Emergencies Ministry for fire-fighting at an industrial facility, operation of the fire water supply system and fire-fighting means available at PS.
Kropotkinskaya PS not only pumps crude oil via the CPC system, but also accepts it from Russian suppliers. The PS territory of 16.3 ha accommodates two crude oil storage tanks of 20 thousand cu m each and two 50 thousand cu m tanks.
Fire water stock is kept in two 2.5 thousand cu m tanks and each tank provides continuous water supply into the fire-extinguishing system for four hoursв. Besides, for the purposes of fire-fighting, water from the evaporation ponds located near the PS site can be used. PS has the required stock of foam generating agent for extinguishing of crude oil and oil products fires.
According to the drill concept, during repairs on a 50000 cu m tank crude oil ignited. The automatic fire alarm was activated, the signal was received in the PS control room and fire unit. 
The PS Duty Shift Supervisor switched on the warning system, reported the incident to the fire service. The nearest territorial fire units and crews of the Kropotkin and Armavir Base Stations for Fighting Major Fires departed for the emergency site. The arrived crews of fire units and Consortium personnel started promptly to deploy Dominator-9000 mobile fire-fighting systems to supply foam for extinguishing of the tank and fire monitors to supply water for cooling the walls of the burning tank and adjacent one. After the message of the Shift Supervisor “Foam go!”, the most spectacular part of the drill commenced – foam attack which continued until complete “termination of burning”.
The conducted drill was highly estimated by the Management of the Consortium and Krasnodar Krai General Authority of the RF Emergencies Ministry, it allowed to practice interaction between the emergency response units of CPC and Emergencies Ministry at the oil pipeline system facilities of the Consortium, as well as to check in operation the stationary and mobile fire-fighting means and PS external fire water supply system. All in all, over 50 persons and 15 special vehicles were involved in the event.
CPC holds annually at least 10 large-scale oil spill and fire drills. These, being part of the Company HSE policy, are aimed at ensuring readiness of the CPC and its contractors manpower and resources for prompt emergency response in the regions crossed by the trunk oil pipeline.
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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 Tengiz–Novorossiysk Pipeline is 1,511 km; it transports over two thirds of all Kazakhstan export crude, as well as crude from Russian oil fields, including the Caspian Region. CPC Marine Terminal is equipped with three Single Point Moorings (SPM) that allow to load tankers safely at a significant distance offshore, also amid poor 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%.