On 9 December 2021, Caspian Pipeline Consortium was awarded a quality management system (QMS) certificate of compliance with the requirements of the ISO 9001:2015 standard. The ceremony held at the CPC Moscow Office was attended by the Consortium’s general director Nikolay Gorban, the general manager for operations Vladimir Shmakov, the head of the Austrian trade mission of the country’s embassy in Russia Rudolf Lukavsky, the attache for science and technologies Andrei Tchernei, the general director of the LLC “TUV Austria Standards and Compliance” Andrey Yartsev, and other representative.
A certification audit was conducted in CPC from September till November 2021. More than 40 inspectors reviewed relevant procedures in all of the consortium's key departments. The audit inspected such key activities as crude oil transportation and lifting, test labs operations, equipment operation, personnel management and training, transport and procurement support. The high level of procedures, the profound expertise of the company’s specialists and mature interfaces among departments allowed to pass the audit without any comments.
The outcome of the work was a confirmation of CPC's QMS’s compliance with the requirements of the international ISO 9001:2015 standard. The document issued by the representatives of the reputable certifying company “TUF Austria” confirms that the quality of CPC’s oil transportation services complies with the highest international standards. The auditors, in particular, noted that the Consortium defines and successfully achieves annual targets for improvement of the QMS operation level, has robust interfaces with all shippers, and constantly improves operative documentation management tools.
The CPC Pipeline System is one of CIS largest energy investment projects that involves foreign capital. The length of the Tengiz – Novorossiysk pipeline is 1,511 km. This route moves over two thirds of all Kazakhstan export oil along with crude from Russian fields including those in the Caspian region. CPC Marine Terminal is equipped with three Single Point Moorings (SPM), allowing tankers to be loaded safely at significant distance offshore, including in poor weather conditions
CPC Shareholders: Federal Agency for State Property Management represented by Transneft (trustee) – 24%, CPC Company – 7%, KazMunayGas – 19%; Kazakhstan Pipeline Ventures LLC – 1.75%, 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%.