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Visit of Consortium Management to CPC Marine Terminal Facilities


On 21 April 2022, Daniyar Berlibayev, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Consortium, Deputy Chairman of the Board of JSC NC KazMunayGas made a working trip to the CPC Marine Terminal near Novorossiysk to familiarize himself with the progress and results of repairs on SPM-2 and SPM-3 damaged earlier by storm.

In the course of the visit to the MT Shore Facilities, a working meeting was held with Nikolay Gorban, CPC General Director.

Nikolay Gorban and Daniyar Berlibayev inspected jointly the storm-damaged equipment of the Consortium, heard reports of the MT and contractor managers on the diving operations carried out at SPM-2 and SPM-3: flushing of both devices, replacement of hoses on SPM-3, pressure testing and serviceability check of the SPM-3 systems, preparation for its putting into operation.IMG-20220421-WA0017.jpg

Weather conditions prevented completion of all outlined pre-starts and checks by 21.04.2022. So, at the time of the inspection, PLEM (pipeline end manifold) at SPM-3 was not open – the so-called “cut-off valve”.

In the course of the visit, the CPC Shareholder representative verified the earlier stated damage to the floating hoses. Besides, the top managers discussed probable timeline for SPM-2 recovery completion. Work on SPM-2 will continue depending on weather conditions favorable for diving operations.

Upon the visit results, Daniyar Berlibayev expressed confidence that normal operation of SPM-3 would resume in the next few days, enabling fulfillment of the shipper nominations as per the lifting schedule.


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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%.​​