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Two New Tanks Put Into Service at Tengiz PS

IMG_20231130_090957.jpgTwo new SVFRT-20000 tanks were put into service at the head pump station of CPC Pipeline System - Tengiz PS. They were installed as part of the Debottlenecking Program (DBNP) in 2022-2023. The tanks with a capacity of 20,000 cu. m each are designated to receive oil from Shippers; from these tanks the crude is then fed by booster pumps to the trunk pipeline to be further transported via the pipeline system.

The new tanks are equipped with floating roofs with a second seal; rising and falling with the oil level, the roofs effectively prevent the formation of gas-air mixture in the tanks and, as a consequence, its emission into the atmosphere. The old tanks with pontoons have already been taken out of service: they are being cleaned to be then removed. This work is to be performed in 2024.

As a reminder:  a new booster pump house with four more powerful units, variable frequency drives site, pressure control station were put into operation, crude oil quantity and quality measurement system was upgraded and three mainline pump units were replaced at Tengiz PS in the course of the DBNP.

The old booster pump house is currently being dismantled at Tengiz PS. The work is also in progress at the external power supply facilities: the power supplier’s substation is being expanded and a new substation is being constructed at Tengiz PS. These facilities are to be fully completed in February 2024.

To add: the head Tengiz PS was built in 1989 and is involved in operation of the CPC crude pipeline segment from KP0 to KP130. In the immediate vicinity of the station, there is the TCO terminal and a valve station, from where oil is fed to the Tengiz-Novorossiysk system by the overhead pipeline.

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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 (SPM) 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%, IC CPC Company LLC​ – 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%.​