CPC guarantees efficient and environmentally safe movement of crude oil

The Project is designed to increase the trunk pipeline capacity


Based on the proposals made during the round table initiated by the district administration on April 26, 2023, in the village of Glebovka (Novorossiysk Municipality),and attended by experts in law, ecology, chemistry,  mechanical engineering and representatives of supervisory authorities and administrations of seaports, local communities and civic activists in environmental protection, Caspian Pipeline Consortium invites specialists to develop a system for controlling the emission and recovery of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) integrated into the loading of oil tankers through remote berthing facilities.

Everyone can participate - engineers, individual specialists and teams of authors, students and postgraduates of specialized universities, etc. The winner will become the project that will successfully pass the expert review for reliability, efficiency and safety, and for compliance with Russian legislation, as it is usually required for such engineering developments, by Rostekhnadzor, Rospotrebnadzor, Rosprirodnadzor and the Ministry of Emergency of the Russian Federation. The authors of the project that will be approved by the supervisory authorities and become the winner by a decision of CPC commission will receive a valuable prize (grant) worth 1,000,000 rubles and more.

The VOCs recovery system is to be designed for the following conditions:

·        The single point moorings (SPM) are located at 5 km distance from the shoreline;

·        The deadweight of vessels equipped with has piping and inert gas system is 100-160 thousand tons;

·        the depth at the loading point is up to 56-60 meters

·        Tankers are loaded via the SPM using two flexible hoses with a minimal inner diameter of 400 mm;

·        The maximum loading speed is 12,700 cu. m per hour;

·        Static towing of tankers during the loading process is provided by a single tag;

·        Weather restrictions: tankers are loaded at the sea height of no more than three meters and the wind speed no more than 23 m/sec.


The basic flowchart of loading via SPM is attached hereto.

Caspian Pipeline Consortium points out that to date there are no VOC recovery systems in the world for similar loading conditions, but is willing to scrutinize all designs and economically sound engineering proposals.

Receipt of approved projects is open from June 1 to September 30, 2023.

We look forward to receiving your engineering proposals by mail in the form of registered letters to the address: 115093, Russia, Moscow, Pavlovskaya Str., 7, Bldg. 1.

Wishing you good luck!