During October 27-29, 2014, Caspian Pipeline Consortium let go 280,000 juvenile fishes of the Black-Sea salmon under the program of artificial reproduction of biological water resources. The spawn were released into the Mzytma River and its tributaries near Monastyr Village, within Sochi National Park.
The release process was witnessed by a commission of the Azov / Black Sea Territorial Department of the Federal Fishery Agency.
During the year, this was the largest release of the Black-Sea salmon juveniles arranged at the Consortium’s expense. All in all, over 390,000 juvenile fishes were let go. According to Alexander Minin, CPC Environment Engineer, the spawn will stay in Mzytma and its tributaries for about eighteen months and then go downstream to the Black Sea. But not later than in 3 or 3.5 years, the grown-up salmon will come back to reproduce.
The company gives a standing priority to the matters of protecting ecosystems and observing the safety requirements in the course of its business activities. In 2013, CPC passed successfully recertification of its Occupational Health and Safety Management System to ОНSAS 18001:2007, and also confirmed efficiency of implementing the requirements of ISO 14001:2004 Standard in the sphere of environmental management. Over many years, the company has exercised regular monitoring of the key indicators of all operations which potentially could affect the environment. Several times a year, the company management and personnel polish the methods of prompt emergency responding during oil spill drills. It should be stressed that the consortium not only sticks itself to observance of the environmental standards, but also requires that its contractors should exercise the same approach.
The trunk pipeline operation process is based on the most advanced and environmentally safe technologies: oil storage tanks with floating roofs which prevent any crude vapor release, a system of tanker loading through single-point mooring equipment, which is the world’s safest technology, and also a unique system of monitoring all processes of oil transportation and lifting.
CPC pipeline system is one of the largest investment projects in the energy industry with participation of foreign capital on the CIS territory. The length of the pipeline connecting the oil fields in Western Kazakhstan with the Marine Terminal near Novorossiysk is 1,511 km. CPC Marine Terminal is equipped with single point moorings which allow for safe tanker lifting at a considerable distance from the shore, also when the weather conditions are unfavorable.
CPC Shareholders: Russian Federation (represented by Transneft – 24% and CPC Company – 7 %) – 31%; Republic of Kazakhstan (represented by KazMunayGaz – 19% and Kazakhstan Pipeline Ventures LLC – 1.75%) – 20.75%; 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% и Oryx Caspian Pipeline LLC – 1.75%.