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Rostekhnadzor Confirmed Compliance of New Mainline Pump House at Astrakhan PS With Design Requirements

нпс Астраханская.jpgOn 24 November 2022, Federal Environmental, Industrial and Nuclear Supervision Service (Rostekhnadzor) - as part of federal governmental construction supervision - issued its report on compliance of the new mainline pump house built at Astrakhan PS with design requirements. The inspection was conducted by Nizhne-Volzhsky Department of Federal Service.

The specialists of the governmental construction supervision confirmed the compliance of the capital construction facility with the design documentation, including requirements for energy efficiency and facility’s equipment with metering devices for energy resources used. The inspection was conducted in connection with completion of construction under the Debottlenecking Program (DBNP) at the capital construction facility “CPC Crude Pipeline System. Astrakhan PS. Construction of a MPU House and Auxiliary Facilities”.

The new mainline pump house (MLPH) will allow for pumping oil volumes from the Republic of Kazakhstan of up to 72.5 million tons per year. And it will also help to unify the MLPH operation diagram with the stations earlier put into operation under CPC Expansion Project where the pump units are connected in parallel.

Astrakhan PS is an interim station of the Tengiz-Novorossiysk pipeline system. It was commissioned in 1992 and reconstructed in 2001 and 2014. The PS is currently being upgraded as part of the Debottlenecking Program implementation.

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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%.