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From June 15, CPC Plans to Start Preparing for Disposal of Potentially Hazardous Subsea Objects in the Water Area of CPC Marine Terminal

As part of the scheduled maintenance and repair program and replacement of single point moorings SPM-1 and SPM-2, Caspian Pipeline Consortium plans to perform in addition operations related to seabed touchdown: replacement of underwater manifolds, installation of caisson anchors, assembly and laying of chains, etc.

In the past, this coastal sea area was a war zone more than once. In addition, due to natural phenomena the sea bottom is exposed to displacement of bottom rocks and layers of water. In this regard, the regulations of the ports of Novorossiysk and Black Sea Fleet (BSF) provide for a mandatory set of measures for inspecting and eliminating the residual mine hazard to be taken before the start of operations involving seabed touchdown.

The preliminary surveys of the SPM-1 and SPM-2 water area found hydroacoustic and magnetic targets/objects to be additionally surveyed and disposed, if necessary.

From June 15, 2022, Russia’s EMERCOM is to commence the additional survey and disposal of potentially hazardous underwater objects within the water area of SPM-1 and SPM-2.

More details will be provided upon work completion.

Following the disposal of potentially explosive items, CPC will receive an expert opinion of the Headquarters of the Black Sea Fleet authorizing to carry out operations involving seabed touchdown within the water area of transport safety of SPM-1 and SPM-2.

The operation of SPM-1 and SPM-2 will be suspended on June 15-25 as part of scheduled shutdowns. The normal operation of SPM-3 will continue to fulfill shipper nominations.


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CPC Pipeline System is one of the major investment projects with foreign capital in energy sector in the CIS. The length of the Tengiz – Novorossiysk pipeline is 1,511 km. This route transports over two thirds of all Kazakhstan export crude, as well as crude from Russian oil fields, including those in the Caspian Region. CPC Marine Terminal is equipped with three Single Point Moorings (SPMs) that allow to load tankers safely at a significant distance offshore, also amid poor weather conditions.

CPC Shareholders: Federal Agency for State Property Management represented by Transneft (trust management) – 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. S.ar.l. – 2% and Oryx Caspian Pipeline LLC – 1.75%.​